The Learned Hands Project & the Secret History of Women in Coding - Priori

Priori Digest 49th Edition | The Learned Hands Project & the Secret History of Women in Coding

By Oliver Duchesne
| Priori Digest

In this edition of the Priori Digest, a weekly look at what’s happening in law and technology, we look at whether the government is a “person” for the purposes of patents, the secret history of women in coding and the Learned Hands project which is trying to improve machine learning technology in the law by using gamification.. To get the digest straight to your inbox, sign up here. Enjoy! 


  • The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in Return Mail v. US Postal Service. The Court will consider whether the government is a “person” that can petition to institute review proceedings under the America Invents Act (AIA)
  • A new law in France is forcing French supermarkets to raise the price of staple foods
  • The Learned Hands project is using gamification to encourage lawyers to spot possible legal issues in real people’s stories. This is helping to train machine learning software to become better at spotting legal issues


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