Mechanical Patent Expert Witness
With the market place evolving so rapidly and new products being designed and brought to market every day, patent infringement is more common than ever. Millions of dollars of revenue can be lost due to patent infringement. When you have lost hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of dollars due to patent infringement, you definitely want to have the best patent expert witness available.
Finding the right patent invalidity and infringement expert witness can be difficult. You are trying to balance a combination of experience, knowledge and communication skills. Unfortunately, this may be less common than most people imagine in this arena. As most attorneys know, choosing the right expert can strongly influence the outcome of their case, so it is vital that you find someone that satisfactorily meets your qualifications for experience, knowledge and communication.
Vet out several experts who have a background dealing with patents. This can be obtaining patents of their own, or helping others do so. Narrow that down by those who have experience working on patent cases in the past. Narrow it once again by speaking with those people over the phone and determining which are the better communicators. This should only leave you with a few, and should make your decision making process much simpler.
Three Requirements Your Patent Expert Should Meet
In order for you patent expert witness to provide the value that you are likely searching for, they should be able to meet a few requirements.
Clear Understanding of the Patent Process
The patent process is very specific. Hiring someone who has to learn the process along the way is likely not in your best interest no matter how qualified they are for other aspects of the case. Your patent expert should not require hand-holding when it comes to understanding the patent process. Finding an expert who has extensive experience working with patents, or who has obtained patents themselves takes a lot off of your plate as an attorney.
Experience Searching Prior Art
Prior art searches play a major role in almost any patent lawsuit. There is an art to finding what you are looking for and understanding when something that you have found really matters. Our experts have done prior art searches for numerous cases and understand how to utilize it to help with a case.
Knowledge of subject matter is extremely important, but an expert without litigation experience can be a liability to a case. Our experts are relied upon for two reasons. First, we will never take the side of a case that we don’t agree with. Second, they have had experience being deposed and testifying. If you need a reliable patent expert witness, give one of our experts a call today. We would be happy to see if it is a good fit for us and for you.
Why Alpine Engineering and Design is a Great Option for Your Patent Expert Witness Needs
Our experts have that fine balance that is so rare among expert witnesses. We have been providing services for intellectual property lawsuits fro more than fifteen years. We have built the majority of our business from internal referrals because our clients are usually exceptionally happy with the expert services that we provide. On top of that, our experts have obtained over 70 patents for their own inventions. Our clients love the knowledge and experience that our experts bring to the table.
Our experts have testified in front of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), International Trade Commission (ITC), and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
We work with patents for both clients and for ourselves on a regular basis. We have significant experience searching prior art and reading patents. If you need a qualified patent invalidity and infringement expert for your case give us a call today at: (801)763-8484. Learn more about Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc. by browsing our website and expert CVs.