Twiqbal Motions — Are They Worth It?

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT) -- Although the Twombly[1] and Iqbal[2] decisions (collectively, "Twiqbal") have nothing to do with patents, they are routinely cited in support of motions to dismiss allegedly inadequate pleadings in patent cases. Some believe that these cases have tightened pleading standards generally and made it more difficult for both parties to get away with vague claims or counterclaims. Not surprisingly, Twiqbal has spawned considerable debate over where to draw the line between a sufficient pleading and an insufficient one. 

That topic undoubtedly is an important one and will...
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