Fed. Circ. To Weigh Patent Impact Of 'Raging Bull'

Law360, New York (January 2, 2015, 1:28 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit will consider whether the U.S. Supreme Court's "Raging Bull" decision limiting laches as a defense in copyright cases applies equally to patent law, agreeing to conduct an en banc rehearing of its decision that an adult diaper patent suit was barred by laches because the patent owner waited too long to file suit.

In an order issued Dec. 30, the full Federal Circuit vacated its September decision that SCA Personal Care Inc. waited too long to file a patent suit against rival First Quality Baby Products LLC over adult diapers and that the suit was barred by laches...

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