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Patent litigation delays after the "Raging Bull" decision: how deep into IP law will the Supreme Court’s knockout punch to copyright laches resonate?
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2015

"Laches is a clement doctrine," the Federal Circuit wrote more than 20 years ago. "It assures that old grievances will some day be laid to rest, that


American Institute of Physics and John Wiley & Sons v. Schwegman Ludberg first battle won by copyright owners
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • July 24 2012

In a copyright infringement case of significant importance, the first battle has been won by publishers American Institute of Physics and John Wiley & Sons, Inc


Laches is a defense to patent infringement, for now
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2014

Laches has long been a defense to patent infringement. Laches exists when the patent holder unreasonably and inexcusably delays in filing a patent


Supreme Court corner - September, 2014
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2014

In a unanimous (9-0) opinion authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Court held that the Federal Circuit’s indefiniteness standard bred “lower


MOFO IP Quarterly - Summer 2014
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2014

The Supreme Court heard a record-breaking six patent cases in the 2013-2014 Term. By contrast, the high court heard only three patent cases in each


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


The Supreme Court continues to take on IP issues; is Congress picking up the patent reform torch again too?
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear two patent-related cases, as well as a copyright case. The copyright case, Petrella v


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


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


Does ‘Raging Bull’ deliver knockout to patent laches defense?
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2015

Under Federal Circuit case law, patent-infringement defendants may assert the laches defense an equitable defense barring claims brought after an