The Risks of Truncating Quotes

This order by Judge Gilstrap denies a losing patent defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law under FRCP 50(b) with respect to its defenses of lack of written description, obviousness, and anticipation. But more importantly, it indicates that counsel proceed at their peril when they say the witness’s answer was “clear and unequivocal” – but leave off everything the witness said after “yes.”