Christa Laser on Equitable Defenses in Patent Law
In this episode, Christa Laser, a senior associate at WilmerHale in Washington D.C., discusses her article "Patent Law's Equitable Defenses: The Coming Battle of Dynamic and Traditional Interpretive Regimes," which will be published in the University of Miami Law Review. Laser begins by discussing the difference between legal and equitable regimes and defenses. She describes the equitable defenses available in patent law, and explains why it is unclear how courts should apply them under the Patent Act. She observes that different interpretive approaches suggest different applications of those defenses. And she discusses her draft article "Certiorari in Patent Cases at the Supreme Court," which she co-authored with Judge Arthur Gajarsa. Laser is on Twitter at @ChristaLaser.