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The long-term effects of the new US FRCP litigation rules

Michael Loney, New York

Amendments to US patent litigation rules implemented on December 1 prompted a rush of patent cases in the short term, but the longer-term impact is less certain. Michael Loney analyses how pleading standards and the discovery process will change

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect in the United States at the start of this month.

The impact in the run-up to the rules coming into force was dramatic – November was the highest-volume month...

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