Macronix Ruling Revives Twombly Questions In Patent Cases

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 1:34 PM EDT) -- One hallmark of 2014 so far has been the proliferation of efforts by Congress and others to stem the tide of baseless patent infringement lawsuits by nonpracticing entities or "patent trolls." Recently, Senior Judge Robert Payne in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a decision in Macronix International Co. Ltd. v. Spansion Inc.,[1] a case involving a practicing entity, in which he laid out in detail how he thinks such reform can be effected without legislation or rule changes....
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