Should the Supreme Court TKO Laches? The Petrella v. MGM Raging Bull’ Copyright Case

Bloomberg Law Reports
January 2014

Donald Curry and Jeffrey Colin examine Petrella v. MGM, a Supreme Court case concerning a copyright issue that has widely split the circuit courts of appeal, i.e., how the doctrine of laches applies to copyright infringement lawsuits filed within the federal statute of limitations period. The article discusses the facts of Petrella, the circuit split, what can be gleaned from the Supreme Court oral argument and possible implications for patent law.

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