Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual property litigation presents complicated issues. In patent cases, complex science and technology must be explained to a judge or a jury. In trademark and copyright cases, novel issues of law and perplexing factual scenarios have to be argued.
Additionally, IP cases often involve large stakes. The great risk and complexity of IP cases require a higher quality of advocacy. A litigator with scientific training, who understands technology and can follow intricate facts, is a step in the right direction. But even this is not enough. What you truly need is a trial lawyer.
A trial lawyer has the ability to distill difficult scientific and legal issues for judges and juries. He is always thinking of the big picture – trial. Despite the volume and intricacy of the issues in intellectual property cases, a trial lawyer will focus on the areas that are important for trial. He knows what evidence to seek and how to get it. And when it comes to expert witnesses, he knows how to choose experts, how to use experts, and how to cross-examine the other side’s experts.
A trial lawyer will not waste time or legal fees on spurious motion practice or discovery. Knowing how the ultimate contest is fought at trial allows him to concentrate on the key issues – and cut out the rest. A trial lawyer will also get you a better settlement. He will force your adversary to accept your offer or face trial, for which you will be better prepared.
A trial lawyer will position your case for trial – and he will do it efficiently, without the expense of unnecessary battles. That is how we do it at Phillips Lex. We are a trial law firm.