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invalidate

to take away the legal force or effectiveness of; to annul, as a contract.
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The first is a tendency to invalidate statutes in impressive numbers, disregarding Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes's admonition that nonelected judges should give great deference to democratically elected legislatures.
They give extra scrutiny to laws that affect those minorities, and invalidate those that they judge to put politically tinged freedoms at risk.
Radical feminists invalidate science on the grounds that it, like all other forms of human knowledge, is necessarily selective and provisional.
To invalidate an area of study because it selects and revises its knowledge--because it decides what data are relevant to its concerns--is to preclude the possibility of human beings ever achieving knowledge in any area, including feminism.
This latest decision invalidates one of the NLRB's biggest pro-labor pushes before that happened.
If a party has done a thorough prior art search, it is significantly easier (and cheaper) to invalidate a patent via an IPR than in an ITC or district court proceeding.
A party who files an inter partes review and allows the proceeding to go through to its conclusion, and fails to invalidate the patent or relevant claims, cannot challenge the validity of the patent or those claims at the district court or ITC using patents or printed publications, even if those publications were not raised during the IPR.