Tag Archives: Standard

USPTO Discards Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard

The USPTO has discarded the broadest reasonable interpretation standard.  This may lead to fewer patents held to be invalid during IPR, PGR, and CBM proceedings.  The announcement states:  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a final … Continue reading

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"Can the Reasonable Doubt Standard Be Justified?: A Reconstructed Dialogue" by Picinali

Federico Picinali (London School of Economics – Law Department) has posted "Can the Reasonable Doubt Standard Be Justified?: A Reconstructed Dialogue" on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The justification of the reasonable doubt standard has been hotly debated in recent… … Continue reading

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Nearly 90 Percent of Taxpayers Are Projected to Take the TCJA’s Expanded Standard Deduction

As the House of Representatives this week considers a bill that would make the individual reforms of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) permanent, one important change to keep in mind is the increased standard deduction. The TCJA lowered … Continue reading

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Cal App: Landgate's "Substantially Advance" Standard Isn't The Takings Test (But The Property Owner Still Loses)

One more lesson on the speed of the interwebs: we were all set to take a deep dive into the California Court of Appeal's opinion in an inverse condemnation case, Bottini v. City of San Diego, No. D071670 (Sep. 18, 2018), … Continue reading

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AIPPI Congress Report 1: Standard essential patents – maximizing value before enforcement

This year's AIPPI Congress is in Cancun, Mexico.  Yes, try explaining this location to your colleagues and clients.  But although the waters are crystal blue and the sand warm and soft, most attendees are spending their days in windowless conference … Continue reading

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