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Posted in: Intellectual Property

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World IP Day 2018 Theme Announced By SuMei Cheung, P.Eng. Feb 23, 2018 Observed every April 26, World Intellectual Property Day was established by World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) to raise awareness of the impacts of IP on our daily life. WIPO has announced that this year’s theme for World Intellectual Property Day will be: Powering Change: Women in Innovat...

Posted in: Artificial Intelligence

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - February 21 By Aaron Baer Feb 22, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies three articles worth reading and several upcoming events that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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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.