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U.S. Supreme Court justices take up patent burden of proof (access required)

In a case that could have a significant impact on patent litigation, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed disinclined to shift the burden of proof onto patent licensees to prove non-infringement in declaratory judgment actions. During oral arguments ...

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Hailey, Ketchum approve tax increases for flights (access required)

Voters in Hailey and Ketchum approved a ballot measure Nov. 5 to increase their local-option sales taxes by 1 percent to pay for increasing air service to the region. Both measures passed by more than 60 percent a year after ...

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ACLU suing to stop downtown Boise aggressive panhandling ban (access required)

A new anti-panhandling law approved by the city of Boise is being legally challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, which is seeking to block the law before it goes into effect. The ACLU says the anti-solicitation ordinance ...

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Former CCA employee sues, says he was scapegoat

A former employee at Idaho’s largest private prison who was fired after the state launched an investigation into allegations of contract fraud is suing Corrections Corporation of America, saying he has had to unfairly take the blame for the company’s ...

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General solicitation rules open doors, but not always to a prize (access required)

Though the most highly anticipated aspect of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act – equity crowd funding – hasn’t taken effect, new rules on general solicitation promise to connect businesses with investors they haven’t previously had access to. The Securities ...

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Enrollment drops at Boise State, U of I

Enrollment is down at University of Idaho and Boise State University, though U of I saw an uptick in the number of first-year students and Boise State’s retention rates are up. According to news releases, Boise State’s enrollment is down ...

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