March 7, 2012

Do You Hire a Subject Matter Expert When Your Client is a Technical Expert?

CECON was consulted on a case involving intellectual property infringement. The plaintiff was the owner of a patent on laser cutting of cardiac stents, but the attorney determined an independent expert could help in this case. CECON located a laser expert to aid the plaintiff. The expert analyzed the production methods and equipment used by defendant, compared them to the patent in detail, and testified in deposition.  The jury found for the plaintiff.

In this case, an outside expert added credibility and detail.  Do attorneys tend to skip utilizing an outside expert when their own client is a qualified expert?

To learn more about the expert in this case, click here