NPE filings increased sharply in November ahead of the implementation of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure amendments which became effective December 1. The amendments deleted from 18 requiring Twombly/Iqbal pleading requirements in patent cases as well as requiring proportionality for discovery. Frequent filers included CYVA Research, eCeipt, Eolas, Hawk Technology, LBS Innovations, Marshall Feature

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