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Laches and patent law: SCA Hygiene v First Quality Baby Products SCOTUS arguments

Natalie Rahhal, New York


The Supreme Court in SCA Hygiene v First Quality Baby Products, its second IP case of the week, weighed whether or not laches should apply in patent law

In 2014, the US Supreme Court heard Petrella v Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which asked the same question of copyright law. In a majority opinion written by Justice Ginsberg, the Court decided that laches should not be an available defense in copyright infringement...


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