Affirmative Defenses In Patent, Trademark Case Partly Stricken

(February 4, 2016, 1:39 PM EST) -- BOSTON — Allegations by a defendant in response to an infringement complaint that the patent in question was procured through inequitable conduct were stricken Feb. 2 by a Massachusetts federal judge (PetEdge Inc. v. Fortress Security Solutions LLC, No. 15-11988, D. Mass.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12201).

(Decision available. Document #16-160222-008Z.)

According to U.S. Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV of the District of Massachusetts, the answer by defendant Fortress Security Solutions LLC “does not meet the particularity requirements” of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 9(b)...
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