Patent Expert Witnesses
What is a patent expert witness?
Depending on the specifics of the case, subject matter experts in software, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering may be called upon to address technical issues. Candidates typically have extensive experience as patent law expert witnesses, economic damages, as a patent damages expert witness, and/or as a patent examiner. A patent infringement expert witness can support cases related to the theft of intellectual property, product design, and/or ownership. In a high-profile case or involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may require a patent litigation expert witness with prior trial experience.
What types of cases require a patent expert witness?
An intellectual property protection program stops others from using an owner’s intellectual property (e.g., trademark infringement, trade secret, trade dress, patent protection, copyright infringement) without a licensing agreement. A U.S. patent, issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), provides the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a period of years, in exchange for publishing an enabling public disclosure of the invention.
Patent expert witness case examples
From semiconductors to software, Cahn Litigation Services has placed patent professionals to provide expert witness services for a wide variety of legal issues, including:
- New York entity consumer product patent infringement case,
- prior art search to challenge patent validity/invalidity,
- claim construction interpretation,
- an economist expert’s opinion of reasonable royalty,
- review of information technology patent applications,
- patent portfolio valuation methodology,
- analysis of semiconductor patents for potential acquisition,
- design patent infringement case involving medical devices,
- patent damages calculations,
- cell phone manufacturer on-going patent dispute litigation, and
- expert witness testimony in Federal Court for a healthcare technology case, among many others.
What litigation support work might a patent expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support by a patent infringement expert witness could include research, authoring expert reports, prior art searches, providing expert opinions, claim chart preparation, and expert testimony in court. An economic damages expert is often called on to opine on lost profits and damages analysis occurring from patent infringement. An expert witness must be able to explain technology and complex situations to a judge and jury, as well as be able to withstand the scrutiny of a cross-examination.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a patent expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience. The firm is skilled and experienced at identifying expert candidates to provide support for all types of intellectual property matters and is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate high quality intellectual property experts.
Patent Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Patent experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Patent landscape.