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A Weird Copyright Case for IP Attorneys: Copyright Owner Waits 12 Years to Open His Mail, Guilty of Laches in Infringement Case

In 1999, Randy Sorenson, who had drafted a certification manual for pilot escort vehicle training, met with the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Evergreen Safety Council regarding the development of a pilot vehicle training program. That same year, Evergreen printed its own manual...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Laches, Copyright Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The defense of laches cannot serve as a bar to allegations of copyright infringement, an attorney for the holder of renewal rights in the screenplay “The Raging Bull” told the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 21 ( Paula Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc...

Supreme Court Reverses, Says Laches Does Not Bar Copyright Claim

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A divided U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a petitioner’s copyright infringement claim against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM) is not subject to the affirmative defense of laches because her claim was brought within the three-year statute of limitations...