June 8, 2015

Post-Grant for Practitioners: Depositions in Post-Grant Proceedings

Some call depositions in Patent Office proceedings the ultimate challenge in trial advocacy skill, the blind cross-examination. That is because in many cases there is not a prior fact-finding deposition to hone the questioning to only those questions for which the answer is known and helpful to the case. Indeed, the deposition in a Patent Office proceeding is NOT a fact-finding deposition. It is THE trial cross-examination testimony… your one and only shot.

Dorothy Whelan, Principal
Steve Schaefer, Principal
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