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Keeping a lid on Pandora’s box: is the US government a person?

Ellie Mertens, New York

If the US Supreme Court agrees that the government is a person under the law, it could “open Pandora’s box in terms of unintended consequences”, one lawyer says. Others are split on which way SCOTUS will rule

The Supreme Court heard arguments in Return Mail v USPS on February 19. The transcript is available here. The question the court must consider is whether the government is a “person” who may petition to institute review proceedings under the America Invents Act...

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