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Supreme Court holds equitable laches is no longer available to limit patent damages

SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, No. 15-927 (March 21, 2017)

This article was first published at www.foleyhoag.com. Summary The Supreme Court, in a 7-1 decision written by Justice Alito, has held that laches cannot be invoked as a defense against any claim for damages in a patent case brought within the 6-year limitation on damages prescribed by Section 286 of the patent statute. The Supreme Court had ...

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