“On the Jury Trial??? – Melsheimer and Smith

October 28th, 2017|

“On The Jury Trial”Our longtime friend and client, one of the great trial lawyers of our time, Tom Melsheimer, has written this wonderful book with his friend and colleague, Judge Craig Smith. “On The Jury Trial” speaks to the importance of trial lawyers to our system of justice and is filled with insight, strategies and techniques that will help any lawyer, new or well seasoned, to become a more effective advocate in the courtroom. It’s receiving some very high praise from the likes of Lisa Blue, Steve Susman, Mark Lanier, and Dick Sayles among others. “Its combination of advice, illustration,

September 15th, 2017|

Images With Impact – K. Ruttenberg  I am very proud to have contributed demonstrative samples to this fine book by Kerri Ruttenberg. The book provides over 300 pages packed with great advice and well-designed examples of just about every type of graphic you’ll ever need. Ms. Ruttenberg has given us an excellent reference for using demonstrative evidence that should find a place on your bookshelf. Reviews can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here. You can buy the book hereor here. From Ken Broda-Bahm at the Persuasive Litigator: “Part II of the book specifically focuses on the main tools of visual communication,

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