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AIPLA Releases Updated Model Patent Jury Instructions and New Model Patent Rules


September 2, 2015, Arlington, VA, -- Today, AIPLA released an updated set of Model Patent Jury Instructions and a set of newly developed Model Patent Rules.
Originally developed in 1997, the Model Patent Jury Instructions are distributed to district court judges, and are widely respected and used throughout the US. They are intended to be used as a model set of jury instructions that are not biased in favor of either the patent owner or the accused infringer. The Instructions are provided on those issues that typically arise in patent litigation and that have clear precedential support.
New in 2015, the Model Patent Rules attempt to reach consensus on best practices in patent litigation based on recent case law and are not biased in favor of either the patent owner or the accused infringer.
Commenting on the release of the Model Patent Rules & Model Patent Jury Instructions, AIPLA Executive Director Lisa Jorgenson stated:
In the past several years, while patent litigation has received increased attention by the general public, a number of significant court decisions have changed the way patent related trials are conducted. We hope that the updates to our Model Patent Jury Instructions and the new Model Patent Rules will be useful tools for courts, practitioners, and litigants alike as they navigate the current patent litigation system.
AIPLA would like to thank the members of the AIPLA Patent Litigation Committee for the hard work and comprehensive analysis that was necessary to develop these resources.
AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, was founded in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues. AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.  

Erin (Sheehan) Wainwright

Communications Specialist