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Simulated Markman and IP Hearing Research

Highlights
  • Designed to help the trial team create their most persuasive arguments before a trial judge in a matter of great importance
  • Our study process can accurately and reliably identify the arguments and evidence that will most likely influence the judge favorably for your client
  • Utilizes retired trial judges familiar with the venue and issues
  • The scientific methods used have been perfected over the past 30 years
Why Our Simulated Court Hearing Studies Are So Helpful

The trial consultants with The Advocates were the first of the national trial consulting firms to offer a reliable process for the study of trial and appellate judge decision making in the United States. Our study process has many intricate parts and subtleties that result in obtaining information about how any particular trial judge will go about making a decision in a particular matter of great importance.

The Advocates can provide you with recommendations for themes and strategies for winning the arguments in Markman and other hearings in an intellectual property case and in other types of cases as well. Research and experience indicates that trial judges make decisions about cases the same way jurors do. That is, they want to do the right thing.

Even in hearings that involve the interpretation of patents and other IP documents, trial judges form a story about the case, filter through the evidence to support their perceptions, and try to make a decision that they can be proud of. Like jurors, trial judges are very persuaded by the themes and psychological messages that they see emerging from the courtroom evidence and oral arguments.

We utilize scientific methods to help the trial team to understand how the actual trial judge in the case will perceive the issues and the evidence based upon the motions, briefs, courtroom evidence, and oral arguments.

Most often we will ask for the assistance of retired or former trial judges who have knowledge of the actual judge or who have characteristics similar to those of the sitting judge in providing us with data upon which to make important recommendations about written and oral argument in the courtroom. Over the years, we have developed special procedures for insuring that the mock trial judges are comfortable with the process and can provide extraordinary help our client that none of our competitors can match.



About The Advocates

We are the nation's most experienced and successful team of professional trial consultants and jury consultants. Our firm offers you a powerful array of resources that can insure your best chance to prevail in litigation regardless of the venue or issues involved. We offer you the assistance of more than 40 highly skilled professional people, including 23 jury consultants and trial consultants in 17 office locations in major cities within the United States.

Our reputation over the past 30 years has been built on a solid foundation of helping trial attorneys and corporate counsel like you achieve your goals of reliably and accurately assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your litigation cases and successfully persuading judges, juries and arbitrators in trial and arbitration.

The success of The Advocates can be traced to one principle: We provide creative and reliable solutions to litigation problems that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

We Are Accessible and Convenient

Our professional staff members live near our offices and also work in all venues in the United States. We are accessible to you wherever you live or wherever your litigation takes you. Our offices are located in Atlanta (Georgia), Chicago (Illinois), Dallas (Texas), Denver (Colorado), Fort Worth (Texas), Houston (Texas), Jacksonville (Florida), Los Angeles (California), Miami (Florida), New York (New York), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Phoenix (Arizona), San Diego (California), San Francisco (California), Tampa (Florida), Washington (D.C.), and West Palm Beach (Florida).

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