No Laches, More Problems: Elimination of Laches in Patent Infringement Suits Increases M&A Risks

April 26, 2017

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court eliminated laches as a defense in patent litigation; as a result, defendants are more vulnerable to unexpected claims of patent infringement.

Given this new layer of risk, it is even more important to conduct thorough and nuanced patent infringement diligence on an M&A target, and parties to M&A transactions should take this increased exposure to liability into account when negotiating the relevant representations and warranties and indemnities. Click here, to continue reading on the Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch blog.