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The Supreme Court Holds that Laches Can No Longer Be Used as a Defense Against Damages Claims in Patent Cases Brought within the Patent Act’s Six-Year Limitations Period

USA - March 24 2017 On March 21, 2017, in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, No. 15-927, a seven-to-one majority of the Supreme Court…

Mark A. Chapman, John R. Hutchins, Jonathan W. Thomas.

Copyright Office Promulgates New Regulations for Designation of Registered Agent Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

USA - November 9 2016 The Copyright Office published in the Federal Register new regulations for designating a registered agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act…

Edward T. Colbert, Jeff C. Dodd.

Federal Circuit reverses PTAB anticipation decision noting teaching away is not relevant to that analysis

USA - March 13 2015 The CAFC held that the combined reference of two prior art patents anticipated all elements of the representative claim, and thus it reversed the…

Anita Binayi-Ghiam, Rose Cordero Prey.

Federal Circuit reverses and remands indefiniteness ruling related to LCD panel manufacturing patent

USA - March 10 2015 The district court’s judgment of invalidity for indefiniteness was reversed because it was sufficiently clear that when read in light of the…

Anita Binayi-Ghiam, Rose Cordero Prey.

Inventor’s subjective intent at time of invention not controlling for analogous art

USA - March 10 2015 The CAFC held that there was substantial evidence to support the Board’s finding that the combined teachings of the two cited prior art references…

Anita Binayi-Ghiam, Rose Cordero Prey.