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Steptoe & Johnson: Supreme Court Sides With Landowner In EPA Order Challenge
Posted on 22 Mar 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Amy M. Smith On March 21, 2012, the United States Supreme Court decided Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency , No. 10-1062 [ enhanced version available to subscribers ]. The Court held that individuals may bring a civil action under... Read More

Supreme Court: De Novo Review Proper For New Evidence In Patent Cases
Posted on 18 Apr 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 18 rejected a call by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) for stricter evidentiary rules and an elevated standard of review in challenges to adverse patentability rulings ( David... Read More