Inventor Met Pleading Rules In Design Patent Suit: Atty

Law360, San Diego (November 9, 2011, 10:20 PM EST) -- An attorney representing an inventor urged the Federal Circuit during oral arguments on Wednesday to reinstate his case alleging Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and West Point Home Inc. infringed his patent covering a towel, arguing that the inventor met the pleading requirements under the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007 ruling in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and its 2009 decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal.

Mitchell Shelowitz of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer LLP, who represents the plaintiff, argued that the New York federal court had improperly imposed...
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