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PatStats Online Patent Litigation Statistics

PATSTATS.ORG tracks case outcomes for 40 commonly arising issues in modern U.S. patent litigation. Offered as a free public service for courts, scholars, and practitioners of patent law, this resource provides research information on decisions rendered each quarter, from January 1, 2000 to the present.

Decisions include the reported cases of the District Courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and the International Trade Commission. Reported and unreported Federal Circuit decisions also are incorporated.

PATSTATS.ORG issues include Validity Decisions, Enforceability Decisions, Procedural Defenses, Infringement Issues, Damages Calculations, and Special Factors.

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Licensing Law Materials

This site focuses on the contract law of licensing. Licensing information is not, in law or in fact, equivalent to selling goods or real estate. The hope is that this site will contribute to the growing recognition that a goods-centric view mischaracterizes today’s world.

Licensing is an area of contract law that has unique terms and themes. Contracts that license the use of or access to information, technology, data, and other intangible assets are central to the information economy. The law pertaining to them is the subject of this site.

Available resources include a compilation of selected cases, plus a compilation of selected articles. In addition, readers are invited to contribute suggestions regarding new materials for inclusion and to contribute to a forum of comments on licensing.

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Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law

This site offers a continuing dialogue on contemporary IP, licensing and information law issues, hosted by Dean Nimmer.

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Applying Advanced Computational Techniques to the Study and Understanding of Law

The Program on Law and Computation studies the ways in which advanced computation can further the understanding of law.  Its focus includes empirical methods, statistics, finance, actuarial finance, game theory, decision theory, network theory, computational linguistics, data mining, theories of computation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the economic analysis of law.

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