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Online Advertising Method Survives Alice at the PTAB By Tony Sabeta, B.Eng. Feb 20, 2018 In 2012, a fledgling startup, AdSupply Inc., filed a patent application for a method for delivering leave behind ads which are displayed behind the browser window when a user leaves a website. These ads are considered to be one of the most effective ad formats for high viewability and user engage...

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Patented Love: Our Selection of Innovations for the Romantic at Heart By SuMei Cheung, P.Eng. Feb 14, 2018 With Valentine’s Day upon us, one would rightly suspect that there is already an abundance of patents and patent applications related to online dating software. But if you're really in the mood for love, here are some less obvious technologies dedicated to romance.

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry – Weekly Update – February 13, 2018 By Aaron Baer Feb 13, 2018 Quote of the Week “Getting people used to being at the top of their personal silo to instead be a piece of an enterprise is a challenge no law firm I know has accomplished effectively.” (Patrick Lamb) Three Articles Worth Reading The Data-Driven Lawyer and the Future of Legal Technolo...

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Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society More dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form By Donald B. Johnston Feb 12, 2018 Most scientists think that the same rules apply to a machine as apply to us and to animals: perception of surroundings, goal-making, reconnoitering, solving problems and measuring results. You can add to that, maybe, maximizing chances of success by taking appropriate actions, both from the outse...