How Patent Prosecutors Can Use Baseball's Sabermetrics

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 12:45 PM EST) -- 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of Michael Lewis' book "Moneyball." Subtitled, "The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," the book (and the 2011 movie starring Brad Pitt) tells the story of Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane and his quest to field a competitive baseball team on one of the lowest payrolls in Major League Baseball through the use of nontraditional statistics known as sabermetrics[1] to identify players who were undervalued by conventional statistics.

Several consultants have hypothesized about how nonconventional statistics can be used to...
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