Posts Tagged: jury instructions


Former Employee Does Not Have to Assign Inventions to Covidien, First Circuit Says

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a district court ruling denying a request for declaratory judgment by Covidien LP and …
By Butch Laker
4 days ago 1

Federal Circuit Denies Petition for Writ of Mandamus Over Unfavorable Jury Instructions

On November 3, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued an order in In re: Ivantis, Inc. denying a petition for a writ …
By IPWatchdog
6 months ago 0

Federal Circuit Finds District Court Did Not Err in Jury Instructions On ‘Ordinary Observer’ Standard

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia finding that …
By Rebecca Tapscott
1 year ago 0

Jury ignores Stop Instruction in Verdict Form, Resubmission to Jury was Appropriate

This appeal revolves around the jury verdict form. The form included a stop instruction, which told the jury not to consider invalidity defenses unless first finding infringement. …

Federal Circuit Finds District Court Mischarged the Jury on Induced Infringement

This case concerns ongoing disputes between Power Integrations and Fairchild Semiconductors. The companies sued each other in Delaware, each asserting infringement of multiple patents by the other. …

Jury Instruction On Meaning Of Claim Term Cannot Be Challenged After Agreed To By Parties

According to Limelight, the district court’s construction of “tagging” was limited to using a “pointer” or “hook” to prepend or insert a virtual server hostname into …

The Mysterious Disappearance of Functionality Considerations in Apple v. Samsung Design Patent Claim Construction

The functionality issue, as it relates to design patent claim scope, mysteriously vanished from the district court’s application of design patent law between the December 2011 issuance …
By Richard Redano
9 years ago 1