How Federal Patent Tutorial Video Influences Jurors
Law360 (August 4, 2020, 1:04 PM EDT) — The COVID-19 global pandemic has led to an unprecedented backlog of cases, and, as a result, courts are considering ways to alleviate the pressure on the system.
Last month, the judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware case Shire ViroPharma Inc. v. CSL Behring LLC asked the parties to consider the use of a bench trial in their patent dispute. Given the increasing delays and growing backlog, such requests will likely become more common.
As parties consider this request in patent litigation, it is important to understand how both judges and jurors understand cases with such high…