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Why You Can’t Afford a Bad Expert Witness

In many cases the expert is the linchpin, the cleanup hitter.  And jurors really do want to trust and rely on them to guide their decisions. So if opposing experts are giving conflicting information, your case may hinge on whoever jurors feel came out ahead on credibility and performance.  When it’s their expert vs. your… read more


BY: MERRIE JO PITERA, PH.D. & CHRISTINA MARINAKIS, J.D., PSY.D. The usefulness of any witness depends largely on his or her credibility with the jury.  This is especially true for expert witnesses whose testimony is often pitted against that of an opposing counsel’s expert. In these instances, each expert’s credibility may determine which of their… read more

Self-Driving Cars Expert Witness: Physics Drives the Technology

Introduction Self-driving cars incorporate a raft of new technologies. Among several drivers of adoption, the business models of well-funded ride-hailing services depend on rapid introduction of vehicle autonomy. In this environment, IP attorneys should expect increasing patent litigation around the enabling technology and as such may require the assistance of autonomous vehicle expert witnesses. Self-driving… read more

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Medical Imaging Expert Witness: Radiology’s Future

Introduction Artificial intelligence, machine learning and neural networks are continuously in the news. Beyond self-driving cars and movie recommendations, AI is used in an increasingly broad set of applications. For example: Fraud litigation prediction (1) Predicting whether construction projects will go wrong (2) Cyber-forensics (3) Radiology research (4) using image networks designed to learn by… read more

Medical device software expert witness: effective source code review

Patent litigation – on both the plaintiff’s and defense sides – often requires detailed examination of source code. Determining whether a product infringes a patent is increasingly a question of software. Why is this, and what should a litigator look for in a source code review expert witness? A prescient article In 2011, Marc Andreessen,… read more

Medical Imaging/Medical Device Patent Expert Witness: Prior art

Frequently in patent litigation, the outcome hinges on the quality and quantity of prior art. Research into prior art is valuable in District Court cases, those before the International Trade Commission (ITC), and at the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB). Common sources of prior art for medical imaging and medical device patent experts When… read more

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