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By Jared Doster
Since the enactment of the America Invents Act in September 2012, the USPTO has evaluated a patent's validity in post-grant proceedings with a broader claim construction standard than used by federal District Courts.
By Don Lonzcak, Peter Farrell, Jon Nelsen
On July 22, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") and the Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") released proposed and temporary regulations under Section 50 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code")
By James Barkley, Brooksany Barrowes, Emil Barth, Jay Ryan
On May 22, 2016, the Public Utility Commission of Texas ("PUCT") released a report outlining alternative ratemaking mechanisms used in other states to set electric utility rates.
In the life of any company, the days immediately following the announcement of a merger or joint venture agreement are among the busiest imaginable. From the moment the deal is made public, the pressure is on to start realizing all of the synergies that have been touted to the marketplace. Operations and infrastructure must be integrated. Key employees must be reassured about their roles in the new business. Customers must be convinced about the positive impact that the deal will have on them.