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Witnesses, Don’t Succumb to Shame
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2018

The witness is somewhat slumped in the chair as the cross-examination bears down on him. As the defendant, he knows he is the focus, the civil law’s

Success fees and expert evidence in the Upper Lands Tribunal
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2018

A recent Upper Tribunal decision has emphasised the importance of the independence of expert witnesses reflecting, if stopping short of adopting, the

USPTO Publishes Update to PTAB Trial Practice Guide
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2018

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an update to the Office Patent Trial Practice Guide for inter partes reviews (IPR) and other

USPTO Issues an Update to the AIA Trial Practice Guide
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • August 29 2018

The USPTO first published its AIA Trial Practice Guide (“TPG”) in August 2012. The TPG provides practitioners with guidance on typical procedures

US PTAB Trial Practice Guide Updates
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • August 16 2018

On Monday, August 13, 2018, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a notice updating the Trial Practice Guide. The update provided

New Jersey Supreme Court Uses Daubert Factors To Uphold Trial Court Decision Striking Medical Causation Expert Testimony
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • August 15 2018

On August 1, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a ruling that reinstated a trial court’s decision striking plaintiffs’ causation experts’

Expert Witnesses in Virginia
  • Vandeventer Black LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2018

Use of expert witnesses in both the preparation and trial phases of civil litigation is nearly unavoidable. An internet search will yield “experts”

En Banc Federal Circuit Rejects Shifting USPTO’s Attorney Fees To Patent Applicants In 145 Actions
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • July 27 2018

The Patent Act provides two options for patent applicants seeking judicial review of an adverse decision by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board:

Are All ‘Medical Necessity’ Determinations Subject to False Claims Act Liability? Opinions May Differ.
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2018

Two federal appellate-court decisions handed down in the past few weeks have generated much speculation about whether “medical necessity”

(Un)timely and (in)admissible - reminders for expert evidence in Supreme Court proceedings
  • McCabe Curwood
  • Australia
  • July 16 2018

On 12 July 2018 the Supreme Court (Fagan J) handed down its decision in Hrdavev v State of NSW 2018 NSWSC 1081 serving as a good reminder for the