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Exponent Participating in Patent Case Panel at ABA's Intellectual Property Law Conference


April 5, 2010

Dr. Marta Villarraga will be part of a patent case panel at ABA’s 25th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, held April 7–10 in Arlington, VA. The panel, “Best Practices for Selecting, Retaining and Working with Experts in Patent Cases,” will be held on Thursday, April 8, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, and will discuss the importance of having good experts in a patent case; suggestions for how to find and select the best expert for your particular case or court, including considering issues of gender and race; the role of consulting experts in a patent case and when/how to retain them; and the mechanics of expert retention. The panel will also give advice on how to work most effectively with experts in patent cases, as well as how to aid your expert in most effectively presenting her or his testimony to the fact-finder. In this regard, the panel will specifically discuss what role, if any, the gender and/or race of the expert plays in the fact-finder’s perception of experts in patent cases.