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Dethroning the Tyrant of Numbers

On March 12, 2015 By Daniel Ward

Where are statistics and principled probabilistic thinking in law and legal education? Many law students shudder at the thought of any sort of computational mathematics or mathematical reasoning, and I have often heard my fellow students repeat the old joking excuse when anything numbers-related comes up in class: “I went to law school so I [...]

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On Sunday September 12, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office launched the beta version of their new Patent Data Visualization Center, appropriately called “Patent Dashboard,” as its statistics are shown using dashboard gauges. The page hosts various dashboard statistics including patent pendency (in months), number of patent examiners, and total backlog. [...]

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Fantasy Sports Litigation: A Very Real Race to the Courthouse

On November 21, 2008 By JETLaw

In October 2007 the Eighth Circuit ruled that a fantasy baseball company has the First Amendment right to use baseball players’ names and statistics. This decision allowed the fantasy baseball company to use the players’ information without a license and without compensating the players. The court determined that although the [...]

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