The first four articles in this series discussed the importance of the initial casting of the IP litigation team and the first steps in laying the groundwork to ensure that ongoing litigation expenses are controllable and predictable. This article provides some ideas for trial that can significantly reduce litigation costs.
Fewer days spent at trial means a significant reduction in attorney hours both during trial and in preparation for it. Accordingly, the most fundamental rule for saving money at trial is to shorten the trial itself. The judge and jury also will appreciate the respect of their time.