Manage the lifecycle of your inventions on Bernstein.

Bernstein allows companies to create a trail of records of the whole innovation process on the bitcoin blockchain.
Inventions, designs, proofs of use can be quickly registered and a blockchain certificate will prove ownership, existence, and integrity of any IP asset. Most notably, all your information will remain perfectly private thanks to a unique cryptographic layer.


Secure trade secrets, fight patent trolls and prepare a strong prior use defense.


Strengthen confidentiality agreements with partners and employees.


defensive publishing

 Indisputable timestamping and decentralized storage.

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The Bitcoin blockchain is the perfect registry for both public and private records. 
A unique notarization platform: decentralized, uncensorable, permissionless, resilient.


Anchor your innovations to the blockchain

The Bernstein protocol for notarizing inventions on the Bitcoin blockchain allows
innovators to quickly prove existence, integrity and ownership of their creations.

Bernstein enables companies and research labs to: 
⇒ register inventions at a very early stage
⇒ link subsequent updates and proofs of use
⇒ optionally disclose them on a public database and IPFS



Notarizing an invention on the blockchain is as easy as uploading a bunch of files. Bernstein will take care of encrypting them locally and registering a cryptographic fingerprint on the blockchain. 

And all you need is just a browser. Nothing to install, no software or extensions. Bernstein is a regular web app that runs in any modern browser.

Please note: notarizing a document on the blockchain does not make it public, the blockchain will only contain its cryptographic fingerprint.


Perfect confidentiality

All information and documents that a user submits and uploads to Bernstein will remain perfectly private thanks to a strong cryptographic layer.

The Bernstein team has a unique experience in browser cryptography, dating back to 2007. Today they are making use of the most advanced Web Crypto API to build a web application that knows nothing about its users' data. 

Therefore Bernstein is a new kind of notary service that completely ignores the digital assets it certifies.



A certificate valid worldwide

Every invention or proof of use will get its blockchain certificate that can prove existence, integrity and ownership. This certificate is valid worldwide because it's not guaranteed by any central authority, but by math.

The certificate can be independently verified by any third party without any involvement of Bernstein itself thanks to decentralized nature of Bernstein registration protocol.

A Bernstein certificate is much more than just a simple receipt since it's cryptographically signed by you and it can be used to transfer IP assets to a new owner. 



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Empowering individuals, companies and institutions through cryptography, blockchain and the decentralized web.


Bernstein is the German word for "amber", tree resin that time, pressure and temperature transform in gemstones that often include organic elements like leaves and insects, storing them intact for millions of years. 

Similarly, Bernstein Technologies GmbH mission is to create gemstones that will preserve and protect your sparks of genius and creativity.

Our tools are: strong cryptography, the Bitcoin blockchain and the emerging technologies of the decentralized web such as IPFS. 

Encryption is a powerful defensive weapon for free people.
It is hard to think of a more powerful, less dangerous tool for liberty.
— Esther Dyson, EFF

Florian Weigand
Lead Software Engineer


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Managing Director

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