Dunlap Codding Director Jordan Sigale Quoted in Law360
On Monday, March 14, 2016, Erin Coe wrote the first of a two-part article on “Three Reasons IP Specialists Have an Edge at Trial.” Coe’s said, “When attorneys center on patent and other IP matters, and especially when they are skilled at both prosecuting and litigating patents, there are few surprises that catch them off guard at trial, according to lawyers.” Dunlap Codding Director Jordan Sigale was quoted extensively.
“I don’t just do patent litigation and prosecution; I also handle trademark and trade secret matters and the whole IP gamut….There is little that comes up at trial, and more importantly, in depositions, that I’m not prepared for. Generalists can’t say that. Having the breadth of knowledge in IP, and particularly in patent law and prosecution, is an immense advantage for a litigator.
Coe wrote, “When a witness testifies about how an invention was developed or what happened with an application at the patent office, litigators with patent prosecution experience can delve deeper in their direct examinations and cross-examinations, according to Sigale.”
Sigale said, “When you have experience with patent prosecution, you know how the process goes and what to expect….You can get to the bottom of an opposing witness’ testimony and refute it, or when it’s your client’s patent, support it. That experience also helps you get the witness, judge or jury where they need to get.”