How To Find the Right Patent Expert Witness

Some say that patent cases often come down to a battle of the experts. When this holds true, there are few tasks as important as choosing the right patient expert witness professionals with not only the right qualifications, but also with the ability to generate and communicate their opinions in a clear and supported way.

The first step in finding the right expert is to locate a number of potential experts. There are a number of ways to find potential experts, nine of which are outlined in this article.

Once potential experts have been found, they should be evaluated so the best expert can be chosen. If you want to discover several important criteria for evaluating expert witnesses for your patent case, keep reading below.

Proper credentials

The first thing you should look for are suitable credentials. Credentials can be garnered through education, training, and/or experience. In other words, your witness needs to be able to understand the technology and testify as to what a person of ordinary skill in the art would have known at the time of the invention.

Testifying Experience

Similarly, opt for an expert who’s also exceptionally experienced with testifying. Not every professional in your field will serve as a good patent expert witness. Typically, attorneys choose confident candidates who have already testified before. Every deposition is different, but an experienced expert can navigate the nuances of deposition and knows how to support their opinions.

Communication and Credibility

Aside from having the credibility and knowledge to form and defend opinions, expert witnesses must also have proficient communication skills to convey their opinions to the court. Experts at Alpine Engineering & Design are regularly involved in public speaking through various Toastmater’s groups and religious organizations.

Check References

Finally, when choosing an expert, ask potential candidates for a list of references and call them. Attorneys are typically more than happy to tell you about their experience with a particular expert. The references will be able to tell you if the potential expert witness knows what they are doing.

Alpine Engineering and Design: Choosing Patent Expert Witness Has Never Been Easier

When choosing a patent expert witness, only go for the best! At Alpine Engineering and Design, we prioritize professionalism and excellence, providing our clients with expert witness services for over 20 years. Choose one of our qualified experts and let us help you with your case.

Email or call us now, and we’ll set you up with the best patent expert witness for your case!