Raina Haque

Raina Haque

Professor of Practice

Raina Haque is a Professor of Practice of Technology who focuses on computational law & emergent technologies. She is also the founder and lead attorney of Erdős Intellectual Property Law + Startup Legal. Prior to joining the legal profession, she was a fintech business analyst and software engineer at a major Wall Street financial firm in New York City working in (ironically) clearance, trade, and settlement and global portfolio technologies. She was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences in the Neurotoxicology and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance labs working on artificial deep neural network applications. She is among the first patent attorneys to work in the blockchain technologies space and has written several articles on guidance on IP-related matters. She's called to train attorneys in the blockchain space at major law schools and professional lecture series in New York City and Silicon Valley. She is a leading contributor to the North Carolina Bar Association's Future of the Law annual report on blockchain technologies. In Spring 2019, she will be leading in-depth courses where students and executives will not only learn about the technologies and cryptoventures, but also get a taste of programming in Solidity and alpha and beta test cutting-edge smart contract technologies. She advises a number of state regulatory bodies regarding emerging technologies.

Other courses she is preparing speak to advances in artificial intelligence technologies and applications, neurotechnology, online court systems, and data analytics. She practices in the realm of emerging technologies, helping to develop soft law that will guide hard law. She is passionate about the interdisciplinary role that this coming generation of jurists can and must take in the burgeoning realm of emergent technologies and entrepreneurialism. She offers practical insight into developing a lean, modern, and leading practice from the ground up in "Law 469: Technology and Modern Law Practice." She is teaching one of the first in-depth law courses in blockchain technology, entitled "Coded Governance: The Law and Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Cryptoventures."
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Book Chapters

  • Chapter 30: The Lay of the Land and Safe Harbors in the Software Patentability Landscape... and a Quick Bird's Eye View of Blockchain Technology Patents, in PATENT LAW INSTITUTE 2018: CRITICAL ISSUES & BEST PRACTICES (with Alexandra Portaro, Practising Law Institute, April 2018) (2018).


  • Blockchain Development and Fiduciary Duty, 2 Stan. J. Blockchain L. & Pol. 139 (2019).
  • NCBA Report on the Future of the Legal Profession- Blockchain, NORTH CAROLINA BAR ASSOCIATION (forthcoming, Saad Gul et al), forthcoming.


Raina Haque
Contact Information

Worrell 3313
  • Bioethics & Biotechnology Law
  • Computational Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law & Technology
  • Patents & Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks