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    PTAB Grants Askeladden's Request for IPR of Verify Smart Patent

    Askeladden asserted that the patent's claims related to identity verification in electronic transactions are invalid as obvious.

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    Askeladden Files Amicus Brief in Oil States v. Greene’s Energy Group

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