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MBHB Partner Kevin Noonan Authors DDNEWS Article Entitled, "Laches as a defense to patent infringement felled by Supreme Court"

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partner Dr. Kevin E. Noonan authored an article entitled, “Laches as a defense to patent infringement felled by Supreme Court” that appears in the May 2017 online edition of DDNEWS. The Supreme Court once again reversed the Federal Circuit (the federal appellate court having jurisdiction in all patent cases) and in doing so also abolished a defense of ancient standing in patent cases: laches, or the equitable notion that a patentee should not be able to “sleep on her rights” before filing a patent infringement suit. view the article