Glew Blog Litigation Series 1

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From patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets and other intellectual property concerns, to factory accidents and product liability, there’s no substitute for hiring a qualified engineering expert to assist with your company’s litigation. Accomplished experts provide the scientific clarification and big picture perspective that the legal team needs in order to help guide the legal direction with a mind to the technical details and evidence.

Advantages to bringing in an expert engineer include:

1.    Credibility: Your engineering consultant should have years of experience in his/her field, and should provide documentation of his/her degrees, affiliations, project experience, and analytical techniques. Because of their background, your expert witness should be perceived as a seasoned professional. Experience and preparation: Expert witnesses are hired to be prepared—to present on the subject matter at hand, appear confident and thorough, and relay their arguments through a lens of experience. A qualified engineering consultant is one who provides a technical edge, having (a) spent hands-on time developing their expertise, and (2) accumulated proven experience in a related case or project. Before hiring an engineer as an expert witness, inquire extensively about their experience and insist upon seeing documentation of their education and career background.

Enhanced understanding of the litigation process: While you may have considered hiring a less experienced engineer to assist with your case, remember that true expert witnesses understand litigation processes as well as they understand their own realm of expertise. Qualified consultants know how to speak objectively, and with clarity—without talking down to the jury. They also understand the importance of providing hard evidence and defensible data in order to strengthen their presentation.  Furthermore, all of this must often be done in the heat of deposition or trial, which begs for a subject matter expert who is cool and collected under fire.

Whether your company is facing pending litigation or you require an engineering expert for upcoming cases, the consultants at Glew Engineering have decades of experience in a number of industries, including semiconductors, energy, medical, fiber optics, telecommunications, turbo-machinery and fuel storage.  We provide expertise in the following litigation arenas:

  • Patents and infringement
  • Technology contract disputes
  • Trade secrets
  • Large-scale industrial accidents
  • Insurance disputes

Contact the Glew Engineering team today to inquire about our expert witness experience or request more information about our litigation support and services.


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