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Patent Litigators: Be Careful What You Plead

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Last month, in a sua sponte Memorandum Order in Technology Licensing Corp. v. Pelco, Inc., 11-cv-8544 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 5, 2012), Senior U.S. District Court Judge Milton I. Shadur recently took defendant to task for its answer and counterclaim. In paragraphs 3, 5 and 6 of its answer defendant pled the boilerplate language that it was without knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief about the truth of the allegations of paragraph [ ] and therefore denies those allegations." Judge Shadur rebuked defendant for this latter clause, stating it was "oxymoronic" that a party could assert in good faith that it did not have enough information to form a belief about an allegation, and then proceed to deny it… Continue Reading
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