Detox Patent Suit Didn't Clear Minimal Bar, Fed. Circ. Says

Law360, New York (July 21, 2015, 4:45 PM EDT) -- A complaint alleging infringement of a detoxification method patent failed to meet even the minimal standards required by Form 18, a model complaint that allows for bare-bone pleadings in patent cases that was recently abolished by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday.

A divided three-judge panel ruled that an infringement complaint filed by Addiction and Detoxification Institute LLC asserting a patent covering rapid detoxification procedures for patients addicted to opioids offered no details at all about what the defendants allegedly infringed.

“It is not enough to say 'you infringe my patent.' And that is all that is alleged...

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