Clarification


CLARIFICATION
In an article in July, “Tax Patents Considered,” the authors stated that “[f]ailure to license a patented tax strategy can give rise to a patent infringement lawsuit, with the burden of proof on the defendant.” In a patent infringement lawsuit, the patent owner (plaintiff) has the burden to prove that the defendant infringes the patent. The accused infringer (defendant) has the burden to prove its defenses, for example, that the patent is invalid or unenforceable.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.