Do Trial Consultants Spell the End of Justice?

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LOL. No.

But this is the idea put forth by Adam Benforado in the November 2015 issue of The Jury Expert (as well as in his book and other articles).

Professor Benforado cavalierly maligns the individual and collective character of members of our profession. For support, he cites a flippant comment from an unnamed Twitter follower. In the face of his call for “evidence-based justice,” this attack, which is wholly lacking in both evidence and justice, drips with irony. The remainder of his article stands on equally shaky ground, full of opinion but shockingly light on empirical evidence and, from what we can deduce, based on a fundamental misapprehension of actual trial practice.

Read more of our response here.

Genband Wins $8.2 Million Patent Verdict Against Metaswitch

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An East Texas jury found that Metaswitch infringed seven of Genband’s patents related to VoIP, and awarded Genband $8.2 Million in damages. The court had previously ruled that the patents met the Section 101 requirements for patentability as defined in the Supreme Court’s Alice decision. Tracy and Stephanie represented Barnes & Roberts on the trial team in Marshall, and are proud of the work the team from Baker Botts did to win such a positive result.

  • Jury Hands Genband $8.2M Patent Win Against Metaswitch (Law 360)
  • Jury Finds Metaswitch Infringes 7 GENBAND Voice-Over-IP Patents (Bloomberg)
  • Texas Magistrate Says Firewall IP Should Survive Alice (Law 360)