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CA7 pattern patent-law jury instructions (proposed) - February 2008

CA7 pattern patent-law jury instructions (proposed) - February 2008

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Proposed pattern jury instructions for patent cases, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (CA7), dated February 2008. These instructions have been superseded by the final instructions dated July 2008. This copy includes date information and a descriptive footer that was not in the original document.
Proposed pattern jury instructions for patent cases, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (CA7), dated February 2008. These instructions have been superseded by the final instructions dated July 2008. This copy includes date information and a descriptive footer that was not in the original document.

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Proposed Pattern Patent Civil Jury Instructions
The Seventh Circuit Pattern Civil Jury Instructions Committee posts these proposedpattern patent civil jury instructions for the Seventh Circuit for public comment.Please send any comments to Chief Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. either by e-mail:robert_miller@innd.uscourts.govor by mail: 325 Robert A. Grant Federal Building, 204South Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601.Comments will be accepted until April 1, 2008. The committee welcomes anysuggestions.
 
CA7 proposed patent jury instructions - Feb. 2008
 
File created (and last modified by its creator) in February 2008
 
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ATENTS
1. Preliminary Instructions to Be Given at Outset of Trial1.1 the Parties and the Nature of the Case.........................................11.2 The Patent System........................................................31.3 How a Patent Is Obtained...................................................51.4 the Parts of a Patent.......................................................71.5 the Patent Claims.........................................................91.6Issues to Be Decided.....................................................101.7Infringement; Burden of Proof .............................................111.8Direct Infringement......................................................121.9Indirect Infringement.....................................................131.10Willful Infringement.....................................................141.11Damages...............................................................151.12Invalidity..............................................................161.13Invalidity - Anticipation...................................................171.14Invalidity - Obviousness..................................................181.15Invalidity -Written Description / Claiming Requirements.........................19Final Instructions2. Infringement2.1 The Patent System.......................................................202.2Person of Ordinary Skill..................................................212.3 The Parts of a Patent.....................................................222.4The Patent Claims.......................................................242.5Infringement: Interpretation of the Patent Claims...............................252.6Independent and Dependent Claims.........................................262.7 Means-Plus-Function Claims...............................................272.8 “Comprising/ “Consisting Of/ Consisting Essentially Of.....................292.9Interpretation of the Patent Claims..........................................302.10Direct Infringement - Elements.............................................312.11.1Infringement - Definition..................................................322.11.2Infringement - Doctrine of Equivalents.......................................342.11.3Infringement - Means-Plus-Function Claim Language...........................362.11.4Determining Infringement .................................................382.12Indirect Infringement - Inducement..........................................402.13Indirect Infringement - Contributory Infringement..............................422.14Willful Infringement .....................................................443. Invalidity3.1Validity General.......................................................463.2Invalidity Specification Requirements......................................473.2.1Specification Requirements Written Description..............................483.2.2Specification Requirements – Enablement....................................493.2.3Specification Requirements Best Mode.....................................51
CA7 proposed patent jury instructions - Feb. 2008
 
3.2.4Specification Requirements – Indefiniteness...................................523.3Section 102 and 103 Defenses - General......................................533.4Section 102 and 103 Defenses Definition of Prior Art........................543.4.1Section 102 Defenses Prior Art - Definitions.................................563.5Section 102 Defenses - Elements............................................583.6Obviousness............................................................603.6.3Obviousness Factors Indicating Non-obviousness.............................623.7Inequitable Conduct......................................................644. Damages4.1Damages General......................................................654.2Two Types of Damages – Lost Profits & Reasonable Royalty.....................664.3Lost Profits ............................................................674.3.1Lost Profits — 
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Test...............................................684.3.2Lost Profits Two Supplier Market........................................704.3.3Lost Profits Market Share Method........................................714.3.4Lost Profits Collateral Sales.............................................724.3.5Lost Profits Price Erosion / Cost Increases..................................744.3.6Lost Profits Amount...................................................754.4Reasonable Royalty ......................................................774.5Single Recovery for Each Infringing Act......................................804.6Requirement of Notice (Claims Involving Products)............................814.7Totaling the Damage Award...............................................83
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