AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE

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Definition

This is a defense in which the defendant introduces evidence, which, if found to be credible, will negate criminal liability or civil liability, even if it is proven that the defendant committed the alleged acts.

Overview

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The doctrine of laches is an affirmative defense that bars claims by those who unreasonably delay bringing a claim to court, because allowing the claim would unjustly harm the defendant. The Patent Act sets a six-year time limit for the recovery of...