Development And Use Of Visual Tools In Litigation

Law360, New York (October 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- It was a dreaded “uh-oh” moment.

Four months before trial, a litigation team was discussing strategy in a case involving a claim that their company’s product infringed a competitor’s patent.

The team members – an in-house lawyer, in-house engineer, expert witness and outside trial counsel – each sketched out their understanding of what the patent claim actually looked like and what it covered. It quickly became apparent they all had different understandings of the precise meaning of the patent claim.

Here it was, four months before...
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