“Raging Bull” and the Patent Act: Laches Still Available in Patent Cases



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Sarah Bro wrote this bylined article about the Federal Circuit’s use of the Supreme Court’s “Raging Bull” decision in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. to decide whether laches remains a defense in patent litigation. Although the Court concluded that Congress intended for laches to apply in patent matters, Ms. Bro noted how it made a point that the laches defense must be harmonized with Petrella and other Supreme Court precedents.