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tr.v. as·sert·ed, as·sert·ing, as·serts
1. To state or express positively; affirm: asserted his innocence.
2. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
3. To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate: asserted her independence.
assert oneself
To act boldly or forcefully, especially in defending one's rights or stating an opinion.

[Latin asserere, assert- : ad-, ad- + serere, to join; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

as·sert′a·ble, as·sert′i·ble adj.
as·sert′er, as·ser′tor n.


having the ability to be affirmed or professed or deserving of affirmation
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Adj.1.assertable - capable of being affirmed or asserted; "a quality affirmable of every member of the family"
possible - capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
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MacFarlane, on the other hand, worries that assessor relativism would make a seemingly unwarranted claim like (5) assertable.
It is inevitable that the moment patents become readily assertable in a technology space, those with patents in that space will seek to monetize them.
The subrogated insurer is said to "stand in the shoes" of its insured, because it has no greater rights than the insured and is subject to the same defenses assertable against the insured.
By contrast, a finding of invalidity effectively takes the patent out of the assertable portfolio.
But that means that a perfect assertor, searching for what's assertable given perfect information I about S, cannot uncover a specification of a grounding-condition for S is true.
Once the self-incrimination privilege was made assertable against the states through the Fourteenth Amendment, (23) and the Court decided to enforce that right even more vigorously than it did the amendment's more amorphous guarantee of "due process," Jackson's concern--like Cardozo's earlier analogous one--became a more routine reality.
255) Commentators and the USPTO have noted that "could have been raised" is unclear and could be interpreted as meaning "that if all possible anticipatory features of a reference, and all possible permutations of obviousness combinations and their motivations to combine, are not explicitly argued in reexamination then they are not later assertable in litigation.
95) This idea is further reflected in the purpose of the victims' bill of rights because, in the direct words of the legislature, "before passage of the victims' bill of rights, victims had no assertable right to a speedy and prompt resolution or to a prompt and final conclusion of a case after the conviction and sentence.