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Matal also had a tip for those unsure how to pronounce USPTO Director nominee Andrei Iancu's surname: "Say it as if… https://t.co/DfwG58b5OU

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Matal pointed out "two sleeper cases" he thinks have a shot at making it to SCOTUS - Unwired Planet and Secure Axce… https://t.co/AUw9cmQziV

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One for fans of TV format disputes (addresses copyright, breach of confidence & passing off) https://t.co/Qe1lr1NrSq

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