We have helped trial teams obtain positive outcomes for both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property litigation across the country.

Below are a few of our intellectual property cases and venues (client names are not mentioned to protect confidentiality):

  • New Jersey. ANDA case.
  • Marshall, Texas. Television technology.
  • Marshall, Texas. Music download technology.
  • Northern District of Texas. Medical device technology.
  • Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division. Software for education management.
  • Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division. Internet search technology.
  • Southern District of Texas. Internet technology.
  • Princeton, New Jersey. Microchip design.
  • Houston, Texas. Oilfield technology dispute.
  • Marshall, Texas. Banking patent dispute.
  • Marshall, Texas. Phone technology.
  • Dallas, Texas. Alternative energy technology.
  • San Francisco, California. Medical device technology.
  • Washington, DC. International Trade Commission.
  • Wilmington, Delaware. ANDA cases.


  • Preparing inventors and expert witnesses, particularly international witnesses. In addition to our jury research in patent cases, we are frequently retained to help attorneys prepare company and expert witnesses for deposition and trial. We have also been invited to prepare witnesses overseas (specifically in Japan, Sweden, Finland and Germany). We understand the challenges involved in preparing international witnesses for U.S. juries and have developed strategies for handling these challenges.
  • Presenting damage experts when you don’t believe you’ve infringed. A special challenge for patent defendants is how to present a damage case when they are also arguing that no infringement has occurred. We have worked with many damage experts to help them handle this delicate problem.


Our research is designed to get answers to your questions in the most cost-effective way possible. For example, we have found that some patent cases are better evaluated through issue-specific focus groups rather than through more traditional “mock trial” methodologies. Issue-specific focus groups allow for the complex issues involved in a patent case to be broken down into more manageable “chunks” for jurors and can lead to richer feedback on trial strategy questions.

Regardless of the research design, our goal is always to answer your strategic questions. Below are some of the recent questions we’ve been able to answer for clients facing patent litigation:

  • What can we say about the fact that the plaintiff is a “patent troll?”
  • What will jurors think if the inventor is not able to testify in court and defend his patent?
  • Will jurors in this venue be biased against an Asian defendant accused of copying an invention?