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Laches no longer a defense to patent infringement


The patent infringement defense of laches was dealt a serious, and likely final, blow by a recent Supreme Court case. READ MORE

The state of laches: Is delay in patent law different from delay in copyright law?

Jason Schwent, CIPP/US October 1, 2015

The defense of laches still exists in patent law. But, there is still some question as to how long that will be the case. The sharply divided Federal Circuit decision in SCA Hygiene, while settling the question for now, strongly calls for the Supreme Court to take up this issue. READ MORE