A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which is new, inventive, and useful or industrially applicable.
In patent trials fact witnesses may testify about facts, but may not give opinions. A special type of witness is the expert witness, who has credentials that permits him or her to offer opinions. Seydlitz United Consultants are frequently called upon to serve as expert witnesses in product or patent litigation where a first company sues a second company for infringement of a patent owned by the first company. Our consultants are skilled, unbiased and familiar with the technical aspects of international patent law. Many of them have published extensively in different areas of particle technology making Seydlitz United Consultants an ideal partner in patent trials.