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Selecting Visual Aids for Intellectual Property Cases


Intellectual property claims are notoriously complex. Patent infringement, copyright violations, trademark infringement, and other types of intellectual property cases often take several days or longer to resolve. These claims typically involve hundreds of documents and diagrams. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our team of litigation consultants and trial technology professionals can not only help you decide what visual aids are most effective in your case—but also bring those visual aids to life using our in-house services.


Exhibit Boards


In cases involving a comparison of two products, as is common in infringement claims, it can be beneficial for the judge and jury to see the products side by side. An exhibit board is an excellent tool to use in this situation, as it allows for an extended period of observation. Comparing items using a slideshow can be difficult for jurors to follow. They may not be able to grasp the similarities in two items if an attorney is moving too quickly through a presentation. However, an exhibit board, especially when coupled with testimony from an expert, allows the jury to more easily digest information.


At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our focus is on keeping costs down while maintaining high quality products. We offer printing services in-house for this very reason. In addition, we are able to provide a faster turnaround time, since we do not need to wait on a third party to produce your exhibit board.


Animations


Animations are also beneficial in intellectual property claims. Animations can be used to show how an item is created and how it works. Attorneys have also used series of photos and diagrams to display this information; however, an animation is often much more effective. With a series of photos or diagrams, a juror may jump to conclusions if that juror feels that a piece of information is missing. The juror may assume how an item works, for example. With an animation, however, jurors are able to see products in motion so that no gaps in information remain.


Screen Displays


In today’s world, jurors expect to see technology used in the courtroom. Displaying exhibits on a screen in the courtroom is one way to deliver technology to jurors. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., we carefully create your exhibits and test them to ensure they are easy to see and understand.


One of the most important pieces of information in a patent infringement case is the patent drawing. This drawing, which is central to the patent application, is carefully examined during a dispute. On a screen, attorneys may zoom in to specific parts of a drawing while it is being presented to the jury. This allows the jurors to quickly learn about the patent owner’s intent when creating the product.


Outside of the Courtroom: Digitization of Files


Intellectual property cases involve thousands and thousands of pages of documents. We can index documents so that you may access them quickly. We can also upload your files to a secure cloud, ensuring that you have a backup at all times.


No matter what phase your intellectual property case is in, the professionals at TrialSpectrum, Inc. can help.


Call Today to Learn About Our Services


If you would like to learn more about the litigation consulting and trial technology services we offer at TrialSpectrum, Inc., give us a call at 1-800-789-0084 or visit www.trialspectrum.com. We offer a variety of packages to fit a range of budgets. We have assisted clients throughout the United States in dozens and dozens of legal claims.

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