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Live Demonstration: Delivering an Effective Opening Statement in Patent Cases (Plaintiff v. Defendant)

Recorded on: Nov. 28, 2017
Running Time: 01:29:41

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Taken from the Web Program Patent Litigation 2017: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices Recorded November 2017 in New York

Live Demonstration: Delivering an Effective Opening Statement in Patent Cases (Plaintiff v. Defendant) [01:29:41]

Skilled patent trial lawyers usually start crafting their opening statements well in advance of trial to maximize the opportunity to organize and present a persuasive story, eliminate unpersuasive or confusing arguments, conduct jury research and refine demonstrative exhibits. Even though most patent cases involve complex technical subject matter, numerous documents, and conflicting experts, an effective opening statement can provide a roadmap for the jury to follow and illuminate the key issues.  This session will pit two skilled trial lawyers against one another in a live demonstration of a plaintiff’s and defendant’s opening statement in a patent case. A jury consultant will critique and comment on the openings. Because opening statements sometimes refer to contested evidence, a District Judge will preside to resolve objections that can occur during openings. The session will cover the most important elements of an opening statement and common mistakes made or missed opportunities by both plaintiff’s and defense counsel in delivering these statements. 

Gil Calvillo, Panel Leader; Hon. Rubén Castillo, Keith R. Hummel, Frederick L. Whitmer

The purchase price of this Web Program segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Ten Things You Should Know Before Giving an Opening Statement in a Patent Case (July 14, 2017)
    Nicholas P. Chan, David J. F. Gross
Presentation Material
  • Delivering an Effective Opening Statement in Patent Cases
    Frederick L. Whitmer
  • Mini Mock Opening Statement
    Gil Calvillo, Ph.D.
  • St. Nicholas Medical v. M. T. Moore Opening Statement
    Keith R. Hummel
Gil Calvillo, Ph.D. ~ Owner & President, Calvillo & Associates
Hon. Rubén Castillo ~ Chief Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Keith R. Hummel ~ Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP
Frederick L. Whitmer ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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