SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products: Supreme Court holds that laches cannot preclude a claim for damages incurred within the Patent Act’s six-year limitations period

Fitzpatrick Case Update
March 22, 2017

In a 7-1 decision issued yesterday, the Supreme Court held that the equitable defense of laches (i.e., delay in filing suit for patent infringement) cannot act as a bar to a claim for patent infringement damages brought within the Patent Act’s six-year statute of limitations.    

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