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5 Ways Ineffective Expert Witnesses Can Doom Patent Cases

Law360 (September 3, 2019, 5:05 PM EDT) -- Expert witnesses are crucial in patent trials, since juries of laypeople need a guide through arcane technology, but an ineffective or ill-prepared expert can cripple a case. Here's a look at some of the biggest mistakes made by experts and the attorneys working with them.

Crafting powerful expert testimony begins years before a jury is selected, and involves choosing a person with the right experience and demeanor, educating them about the case and the law, and crafting graphics that make the technology clear. It is such a make-or-break part of litigation that it demands the attention of the highest levels of...

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