Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of affirmance.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I think you're forgetting Federal Circuit Rule 36, which authorizes summary affirmances.

    Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)

  • The report also claims the department has not issued a final rule that would reduce the use of single-judge appellate decisions known as "affirmances without an opinion" and increase more rigorous appellate review by three-member panels.

    The Indiana Law Blog

  • By every objective measurement —including end-of-process and in-process reviews, certification and recertification of examiners, and percentage of affirmances at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences — we’ve determined the quality of patents granted has been improving, and we expect this to continue because of current and future quality initiatives.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • By every objective measurement —including end-of-process and in-process reviews, certification and recertification of examiners, and percentage of affirmances at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences — we’ve determined the quality of patents granted has been improving, and we expect this to continue because of current and future quality initiatives.

    USPTO: The Toughest Place to Get a Patent?

  • Tribe says, "Apart from the relatively limited precedential value of such summary affirmances, this one in particular might be thought to stand for relatively little.")

    Reagan's Justice: An Exchange

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