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High Court Throws Out Laches Defense For Patent Cases

Law360, New York (March 21, 2017, 10:26 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decided Tuesday that laches cannot be a defense in many patent infringement cases, holding in a case over adult diapers that its 2014 decision largely eliminating the defense in copyright cases applies equally to patent law.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated a Federal Circuit decision that said laches prevented a patent suit over adult diapers. (Law360) In a 7-1 decision, the high court vacated the Federal Circuit’s ruling that laches — an equitable doctrine barring suits after unreasonable delays —...
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