High Court Snubs DirectTV Appeal Over Patent Suit Standards

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 4:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review a decision that revived infringement cases against DirecTV and Time Warner Cable Inc., rejecting the cable providers' argument that the ruling called for lesser pleading requirements in patent suits than those mandated under the high court's Twombly decision.

The justices rejected DirecTV and Time Warner Cable's attempted appeal of a Federal Circuit decision that revitalized what they characterized as K-Tech Telecommunications Inc.’s impermissibly vague claims.

K-Tech's suits were based on a model complaint form included with the Federal Rules...
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