This from Ury Fischer of Lott & Friedland: “The National Patent Jury Instructions Project, an informal committee of patent litigators and district judges assembled by Chief Judge Michel of the Federal Circuit, has just released for public comment a new set of Patent Model Jury Instructions.  The model instructions can be downloaded here: Model Patent Jury Instructions.  Although the instructions will not be endorsed by the Federal Circuit, they do represent the consensus of a committee of national scope and are intended to be a helpful model for judges and lawyers.  The model instructions draw from draw from previous sets of instructions developed by committees in the Northern District of California, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the AIPLA and the District of Delaware.  The period for public comments runs through February 1, 2009.  Comments should be sent to: [email protected].”