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PLL-SIS Program: Damn Lies and Patent Law Statistics: Gathering Data to Identify Trends in Patent Legal Actions

Comprehensive and reliable statistics on patent prosecution and litigation will form the basis for future patenting strategies, and IP attorneys will rely on librarians to give them a broad picture of worldwide patenting activity. This program will address the basic strategies in finding necessary data, and will educate librarians about both free and subscription sources for this data. Current limitations of the data will also be addressed.