Supreme Court OKs End To Bare-Bones Patent Complaints

Law360, New York (May 20, 2015, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has approved the elimination of a federal rule allowing patent plaintiffs to file bare-bone complaints, a change that will subject patent suits to the same pleading standards as other litigation when it takes effect later this year.

In an order in late April, the high court without comment adopted changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that were approved in September by the Judicial Conference of the U.S. and will take effect Dec. 1. unless they are modified by Congress, which is considering bills that would raise patent pleading standards even beyond what the new rule...

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