In this issue:
- Octane and Highmark: Supreme Court Decisions Give District Courts Greater Discretion to Award Fees
- The USPTO Grants Two Patents Claiming Diagnostic Methods Post the Supreme Court's Mayo v. Prometheus Decision
- Supreme Court Gives a Primer on Laches in Intellectual Property Cases
- Judicial Patent Reform?: The Supreme Court Could Have Major Impact with Five Cases This Term
- Time to Break Some Trademark Rules in 2014
- IP Buzz – Post Grant Practice Edition
- Announcements And Reminders
- Excerpt from Supreme Court Gives a Primer on Laches in Intellectual Property Cases:
In a recent copyright case revolving around the film Raging Bull, the Supreme Court held that the equitable doctrine of laches, which generally prevents claims where there was an unreasonable delay, does not bar a claim brought within the three year statute of limitations articulated in the Copyright Act. Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., 572 U.S. ___ (2014). The opinion went on to address the effects of delays in bringing claims in all types of intellectual property cases. Click here for a primer on how the doctrines of laches and estoppel play out in delayed intellectual property claims.
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Topics: Allcare Health Managment, Attorney's Fees, Diagnostic Method, Highmark, Highmark v. Allcare, Laches, Mayo v. Prometheus, Octane Fitness v. ICON, Patent Litigation, Patent Reform, Patents, SCOTUS, USPTO
Published In: Art, Entertainment & Sports Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Civil Remedies Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates
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