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Laches Is a Defense to Patent Infringement No More

The United States Supreme Court recently held that under the Patent Act, laches is not a defense to claim for damages when the infringing acts occurred within the six-year time limitation provided for recovering damages under 35 U.S.C. §286.  SCA Hygiene Prods. AB v. First Quality Baby Prods., LLC, slip op. No. 15-927 (U.S. Sup. Ct. March 21, 2017). In...

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