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Document Excerpts – The Dos and the Don’ts

June 28th, 2017|

Document excerpts are a mainstay of litigation graphics so it is important that we get it right. In the 27 years that I’ve been in litigation graphics, I’ve seen a lot of well-designed excerpts, and a lot of poorly designed examples, too. Today I want to explore this particular type of graphic and pass on some design tips. First, I’ll point out some common design choices that, in my opinion, are bad. Thereafter, I’ll show a few examples of good excerpt design. So, let’s get started. BAD EXAMPLE 1 – In the slide below, the design is distracting and obscures the actual

Graphics Double Comprehension

December 16th, 2016|

We all understand that we should incorporate graphics to strengthen the power of our presentations. It’s a maxim supported by our personal learning experiences, our observations of others, and by numerous scientific examinations. But, why does it work, and how strong is the effect in the courtroom? The answer to these questions can be found   within the very structure of your   brain. You remember what you see far more than what you hear. As humans, we experience our world through our eyes. Your retinas contain 70% of all    sensory receptors in your body and are actually outgrowths of

Happy Holidays!

December 13th, 2016|

Well, another year, another quirky greeting from your friends at Barnes & Roberts! This year we celebrate the awkward family photo with a nod to the fine folks at Olin Mills who, for many decades, were the gold standard of awkwardness. Only the artistic geniuses at Olin could have given the world the amazing floating-head-double-exposure. Oh, Holiday Sweaters? Yeah, we’ve got those. I know, the royal family got out in front of us with the release of their own card, but we’ve still got plenty of style going on up there and I’m sure we’ll break the internet when this thing goes viral! Besides,

Batting 1.000

October 17th, 2016|

4 Pitches – 4 Home Runs In the past year, Barnes & Roberts won every case it tried in Marshall, Texas, the most notorious patent docket in the country. Even Ted Williams batted only .400! Mobile Telecommunications Technologies v. HTC- Defense win Genband v. Metaswitch Networks Ltd., et al.- Plaintiff win Metaswitch Networks Ltd., et al. v. Genband- Defense win ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. v. Google- Defense win Barnes & Roberts specializes in high-stakes litigation, explaining complex subject matter, and giving you our complete commitment to victory. Barnes & Roberts can help you try your next case whether it involves software, networking, and computer hardware, complex

Another Knock-Out!

September 26th, 2016|

Marshall, Texas has a reputation as a tough place for defendants accused of patent infringement. But the Barnes & Roberts team is helping to change this reputation – one fight at a time. On Friday, September 23rd, a Marshall jury returned a knock-out victory of non-infringement for handset seller, HTC America. Additionally, the jury found by clear and convincing evidence that the claims asserted by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel) were invalid. Congratulations for the victory belong to our clients Jerry Selinger, Susan Powley and Trampas Kurth, of the patent powerhouse Patterson + Sheridan in Dallas. The post Another Knock-Out! appeared first on BARNES

Do Trial Consultants Spell the End of Justice?

January 29th, 2016|

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

Genband Wins $8.2 Million Patent Verdict Against Metaswitch

January 28th, 2016|

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

Happy Holidays!

December 28th, 2015|

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Jason Barnes To Teach Trial Presentation

December 21st, 2015|

I will be joining Robb Helt and Ted Brooks to teach a 2-day seminar in trial presentation on February 18 and 19, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. We will cover 16 topics: Disaster Prevention and Recovery Graphic Design for Trial Data Management Database Development and Management Trial Presentation – The Hotseat Business Development Business Ethics Marketing and Promotion Qualities of Successful Trial Presentation Consultants (Panel Discussion?) Cool Tools for Litigation Live Demonstrations PowerPoint in Trial Local Rules and Practices Principles of Information Design Setting up a switching and distribution system that works Telling a story with timelines Lessons will be geared

Tips to Prepare Your Expert Witness

November 10th, 2015|

Intellectual independence can be demonstrated by experts who easily concede facts that do not support the party that hired them. Read more of Jason’s thoughts on preparing expert witnesses for trial, as well as tips from other trial consultants, on The Expert Institute website. The post Tips to Prepare Your Expert Witness appeared first on BARNES & ROBERTS.