Eleventh Circuit Updates Civil Pattern Jury Instructions

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has updated its civil pattern jury instructions for the first time in about eight years. The new instructions are found at the Court’s website. The 2013 instructions represent a major overhaul, both for readability (with a nod to, and input from, Bryan Garner) and in content. Most interesting to me is the addition of pattern instructions for copyright and trademark law. To my knowledge, before now only the Ninth Circuit had IP instructions prior to this change (or at least, that was the case the last time I had to pull together jury instructions).