Comments On Twombly, Iqbal From Northern District Of Ga.

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT) -- In an order entered on Feb. 8, 2013, the Northern District of Georgia followed recent Federal Circuit precedent holding that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Twombly and Iqbal[1] apply to allegations of indirect patent infringement (i.e., inducement of infringement and contributory infringement). However, disagreeing with the defendant that the Federal Circuit precedent applied a fact-pleading standard to such allegations, the court denied a motion to dismiss them. Notably, the court prefaced its analysis with a discussion of what it views as misinterpretations of Twombly and...
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