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Form 18 in the Appendix to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure should not be viewed as a special patent exemption from the pleading requirements of Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, particularly when plaintiffs make multiple complex method-of-use claims against multiple defendants. More fundamentally, there is no logical basis for concluding that all other types of cases are subject to the pleading requirements of Twombly and Iqbal, but not patent cases.

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