Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Greatest Thing Since the Stanford Marching Band...

Dateline: Dec. 8, 2008

As per the Los Angeles Daily Journal,

By Craig Anderson
Daily Journal Staff Writer

SAN JOSE - "Stanford Law School will unveil a first-of-its-kind online database today that tracks every patent lawsuit filed in the United States since 2000 and gives academic researchers and attorneys unprecedented access to information about litigation.

Mark Lemley, who spearheaded the creation of the Stanford Intellectual Property Litigation Clearinghouse, said he hopes the database provides "systematic information" that can assist attorneys in handling pending cases and policymakers in deciding how to change patent laws..... There are more than 50,000 other cases -- including trademark, copyright, antitrust and trade secrets theft claims -- in the database..."

The website and link to this Clearinghouse is as follows:


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