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Laches defence does apply to patent cases, Federal Circuit rules

23-09-2015

Laches defence does apply to patent cases, Federal Circuit rules

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The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled en banc that the laches defence does apply to patent cases, despite the US Supreme Court ruling in Petrella v Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that it cannot be used in copyright disputes.


US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; SCA Hygiene; First Quality Baby Products; US Supreme Court; patents; laches

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