Patent litigation expert witnesses may consult and testify on patent prosecution, patent infringement, design patents, exclusive rights, and more. The Santa Clara University School of Law has released a study entitled Best Practices in Patent Litigation Survey which describes how patents have become a major part of business planning. Reuters reports that the survey discusses “patent assertion entities,” which are companies that do not make anything themselves.
Scholarly papers by Assistant Professor Colleen V. Chien,
Santa Clara University – School of Law. including Startups and Patent Trolls may be found here: