March 29, 2010
Aaron Stiefel Authors Article on the Importance of Inventor's Testimony in Patent Cases
Aaron Stiefel, Partner in the Litigation Department, authored the article “OK Smarty Pants ... You Can Invent, But Can You Talk the Talk?” in the March 29, 2010 issue of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Stiefel analyzes the importance of the strength of the inventor as a witness when assessing the value of a patent, contemplating the filing of a patent infringement action or plotting trial strategy in a patent case. The success of a patent infringement case may hinge on the inventor's ability to communicate effectively with a lay jury, the inventor's demeanor, the inventor's availability and motivation to appear at trial, and whether the inventor represents the patent holder.