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The state of laches: is delay in patent law different from delay in copyright law?
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2015

Copyright and patent law, because of their shared origins in the same Constitutional clause, are inextricably linked. The rationale used in

SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products
  • Sughrue Mion PLLC
  • USA
  • September 18 2015

The en banc Federal Circuit held that the defense of laches can still be used to bar the recovery of damages andor injunction in patent cases even

Supreme Court Corner - Q4 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2016

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protects web-based multimedia-sharing services, such as YouTube, from copyright infringement liability if

Don't snag your deals on traps laid for trolls
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • March 26 2013

The issue of non-practicing entities has been back in the news again recently. During a Google hangout last week, President Barack Obama used strong

Ten new Supreme Court opinions reshaping the intellectual-property landscape
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

Thirty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard between 150 and 175 cases each year, but rarely accepted an intellectual-property case for review

Special considerations for patent exhaustion in software-related inventions
  • Sughrue Mion PLLC
  • USA
  • March 10 2014

Innovation makes it easier than ever for international communities to come closer together. Much of this innovation is in the form of software

Supreme Court watch: copyright and patent cases granted certiorari
  • Leydig Voit & Mayer Ltd
  • USA
  • February 5 2014

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. to resolve a circuit court split regarding the use of laches, or time limits on the right to sue, in copyright cases

Is “insolubly ambiguous” the correct standard to determine compliance with Sec 112?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 5 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari on a petition challenging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's standard for determining when

Federal Circuit confirms the laches doctrine as a viable defense in patent infringement actions
  • Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2015

In an earlier article, we discussed whether the Supreme Court's recent decision in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 1962 (2014) left