Expert testimony at trial presents unique challenges to both the expert and the examining attorney. The expert is tasked with teaching complex material to a group of “students” with widely varying levels of education, comprehension, pertinent experience and yes, interest. The students give no feedback, the consequences of a teaching mistake can be significant, and there are people waiting for the opportunity to attack at the first sign of weakness.
The attorney’s job is to help the expert overcome and thrive in these challenges. It is no small task...Read Full Article >
We call them striped unicorns — that ideal expert for a given case, a respected, unimpeachable authority with exceptional communication skills and an unflappable demeanor. It can be difficult to differentiate the ideal from the not-quite-right when legal teams are under the gun to find an expert, but there is a methodology for ensuring their suitability.Read Full Article >
The best way to determine the validity and so the value of patents are in play. In 2012, the AIA changed the rules of the game, and the value of patents changed abruptly. An upcoming Supreme Court decision may roll back the changes that have followed from the AIA. In the meantime, certain Native American tribes have profited more; patent trolls less.Read Full Article >
DOAR, Inc., a global litigation strategy and expert consulting company, announces the acquisition of Expert Search Group, LLC, an expert witness referral company based in Pensacola, FL.Read Full Article >