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The Internet Patent News Service is a mostly daily news service dealing with information about the patent and copyright worlds. Topics include announcements from various Patent and Copyright Offices around the world, statistics and stories about who is suing who, interesting new patents and styles of patent drafting, statistics on issued patents, reviews of law books, and biting commentary about patent offices and patent bar groups if I happen to be in a lousy mood that morning. Click here for a list of PATNEWS stories from 1993 to 2002.

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Gregory Aharonian
Internet Patent News Service