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Jury Notes and Special Verdicts in Patent Cases: A Case Study in Jury Comprehension

Posted in Jury Instructions, Patent Litigation, Patent Pleadings

It is commonplace to bemoan the lack of juror comprehension in patent cases and to describe jury deliberations as a “black box” resisting analysis. The Federal Circuit favors the use of special jury verdicts to alleviate such criticisms. Special verdicts can focus jury attention on the facts that may or may not support key patent findings… Continue Reading