Laches Stems Trolling, Justices Told In 'Raging Bull' Case

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 5:10 PM EST) -- An influential intellectual property professor urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to reject arguments made by the daughter of “Raging Bull” author Frank Petrella and to preserve the doctrine of laches for copyright law, saying it was uniquely suited to limit copyright trolling.

Robin Feldman, the director of the Institute for Innovation Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, said the doctrine — an equitable defense that bars plaintiffs from suing after an unreasonable delay — must coexist with the Copyright...
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