SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC

A patent infringer cannot avoid liability for damages during the 6-year statutory limitations period by raising an equitable defense of laches.  Following Petrella v. Metro-Goldwin-Mayer, Inc. (2014) 134 S.Ct. 1962 (which restricted the laches defense in a copyright suit), this decision holds that laches may not be raised as a defense to a suit for…