Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?
November 29, 2016 Litigation, Patent
In many areas of the law, excessive delay in pursuing a right can be a defense in a later lawsuit. The defense is known as ‘laches’ and is based on fairness – by delaying the litigation, the person asserting the right has acquiesced in the other party’s conduct. Historically, the fairness-based laches defense applies only […]