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US: Update on pleading standards in patent cases

It has been nearly two years since the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to eliminate Form 18, the World War II-era sample form that authorized plaintiffs to commence patent infringement litigation with only bare-bones allegations. In the absence of Form 18, it is widely accepted that patent infringement complaints are now governed by

US: IP Minute Video Post – Impact of FRCP Amendments

In this video post, we take a look at the impact of recent changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure which took effect in December 2015.  This post looks at effects of the elimination of ‘Form 18’, filing statistics for patent infringement complaints and how the effective date for the Federal Rules could affect