The Patent Process: An Overview for Jurors



This brief video provides jurors in a patent case an explanation of what a patent is and the process for obtaining it. It has been carefully crafted, in consultation with judges and members of the bar, to present a balanced view of the patent process, but individual judges will want to review it carefully and consult with counsel before deciding whether to use it in a particular case. (August 2013). A sample patent, developed to accompany the video, is also available at https://www.fjc.gov/sites/default/files/PatentSystemSample2.pdf.




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