Enabling the Jury to Apply Patent Law Rationally

Hon. Paul R. Michel
1 YALE SYMP. L. & TECH. art. no. 1

What I would like to do is to comment about some of the current trends in intellectual property law as seen from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and emphasize certain areas where I think there are a lot of misunderstandings. I also hope to stimulate some responses, ranging from agreement to disagreement to bewilderment, because what I look forward to most is the dialogue that will hopefully follow my remarks.