Paul Allen’s vague lawsuit against Apple shown the door

| Monday, December 13th, 2010

Back in August, Paul Allen filed patent infringement claims against Apple, and every other major tech company in the industry. Most of the defendants claimed the lawsuit was so vague that it should be thrown out.

Apple’s lawyers argued: “As the U.S. Supreme Court noted in Twombly, it is in this type of situation in which courts should use their ‘power to insist upon some specificity in pleading before allowing a potentially massive factual controversy to proceed.'”

Turns out they were right. A judge dismissed the case and gave Allen until Dec. 28 to file an amended complaint that had some more details in it. District Judge Marsha Pechman dismissed the claims: “The allegations in the complaint are spartan.”

Allen’s representation has filed the dismissal under the “procedural” file, and plan to carry on with their case. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this  one plays out once they resubmit their complaints.

If you’re going to patent troll, you might as well keep it vague, right Mr. Allen?

Article Via Apple Insider

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