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Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters Provides Trial Presentation Services for Retrial of Record-Breaking Patent Case in Norfolk, VA

SERVICES:  Trial Presentation Services, Trial Technician, and PowerPoint Creation

CASE CAPTION:  CENTRIPETAL NETWORKS, INC., Plaintiff, v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., Defendant.; Civil Action No. 2:18cv94

CASE TYPE:  Rule 63 retrial

COURT:  UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, Norfolk Division

LOCATION:  Norfolk, VA

JUDGE:  U.S. District Judge Elizabeth W. Hanes

LAW FIRMS:  Kramer Levin (Plaintiff) and Duane Morris (Defendant)

OVERVIEW:  Provided trial technician to display exhibits and PowerPoints at the trial.  Worked with tutorialist expert and client to fine-tune PowerPoint slides.  Used OnCue to create callouts and highlights of exhibits for use in PowerPoint.

UNIQUE ASPECT OF TRIAL:  The background of this case is unique in and of itself.  In 2020, Judge Morgan found that Cisco owed Centripetal $1.9B for patent infringement.  Just before issuing said finding, Judge Morgan informed the parties he had learned that his wife had just under $5,000 in Cisco stock.  On appeal, Cisco argued and won that the judgement should be vacated due to the Cisco stock.  The $1.9B was the largest patent infringement verdict in US history.

At the retrial, the unique aspect was definitely the limited amount of evidence presented.  Because this was being tried under Rule 63, each party only presented a tutorialist on the technology and then did closing arguments.  Initially, there were going to be several additional witnesses; however, those witnesses were scratched at the last second.  As noted above, this was a new judge,  but Judge Hanes did a great job with the technology and facts of this case.  She was prepared and attentive throughout the trial.

RESULT:  This was a bench trial and no Order has been issued.  This blog will be updated once an Order is issued. 

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Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters Provides Trial Presentation Services at ITC

SERVICES:  Trial Presentation Services, Trial Technician, and PowerPoint Creation

CASE CAPTION:  USITC INSTITUTES SECTION 337 INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN COMPUTER NETWORK SECURITY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, RELATED SOFTWARE, COMPONENTS THEREOF, AND PRODUCTS CONTAINING SAME; Inv. No. 337-TA-1314

CASE TYPE:  Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, Unfair Competition

COURT:  United States International Trade Commission, Washington, DC (ITC)

LOCATION:  Washington, DC

JUDGE:  Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara

LAW FIRMS:  Kramer Levin (Plaintiff) and Reed Smith (Defendant)

OVERVIEW:  Provided trial technician to display exhibits and PowerPoints at the trial.  Worked with expert witnesses and client to fine-tune PowerPoint slides.  Used OnCue to create callouts and highlights of exhibits for use in PowerPoint.

UNIQUE ASPECT OF TRIAL:  We were the first or second trial in the newly-renovated Courtroom A, which has been outfitted with over 20 monitors and a large projector screen.  Everything is updated and made for an enjoyable presentation.  We were also the first or second in-person trial post COVID.  As such, the parties and the ITC staff had to adjust to being back in the ITC.

ITC trials are timed.  Here, each side only had a couple of days to put on their entire case, which is very difficult for a complex patent case.  Furthermore, the time was also divided up between the ITC staff, which gets to put on evidence as well.  The combination of three parties made for a very busy trial. 

RESULT:  ITC proceedings are bench trials, and the Judge has not issued her findings yet.  This blog will be updated upon her findings being issued.

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Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters Provides Trial Presentation Services for JAMS Arbitration in San Francisco, CA

SERVICES: Trial Presentation Services, Trial Technician, and PowerPoint Creation

CASE CAPTION: Confidential

CASE TYPE: Breach of Contract

COURT: JAMS (Arbitration)

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

ARBITRATOR: Alexander “Lex” Brainerd, Esq.

LAW FIRMS: Confidential

OVERVIEW: Provided trial technician to display exhibits and PowerPoints at the arbitration. Used OnCue to create callouts and highlights of exhibits for use in PowerPoint. Also assisted with Zoom/remote testimony, as this was a hybrid arbitration with some of the parties appearing n in person and some appearing remotely.

UNIQUE ASPECT OF TRIAL: This arbitration was conducted at the tail end of COVID so a lot of the COVID restrictions were still in place. Just prior to the start of the arbitration, one of the attorneys got sick so they had to participate remotely. This added another level of complexity, as we were continuously ensuring that attorney was receiving all of the evidence and testimony being presented. Several of the witnesses also appeared remotely. As a result, we utilized Zoom’s share screen function to display the in-person presentation to the remote participants. The combination of OnCue and Zoom worked seamlessly to show exhibits, videos, and PowerPoints.

RESULT: Confidential.

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Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters has led the way in court reporting and litigation support technology for over 40 years, and we welcome the opportunity to assist you with any need you may have. If you would like to learn more about trial presentation services, trial technicians, and/or trial graphics, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to show you the multitude of services we have to offer. We look forward to making your life easier.

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Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters Provides Trial Presentation Services for $40 Million Jury Trial in San Jose, California

Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters Provides Trial Presentation Services for $40 Million Jury Trial in San Jose, California

Congratulations are once again in order for the Law Firm of Kramer Levin after a $40 million verdict was announced on August 4, 2015 in the Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc. matter.  The verdict followed a three-week trial before the Honorable Beth Labson Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  The jury found that five of Finjan Holdings, Inc.'s six patents were literally infringed by Blue Coat with the sixth being infringed by the Doctrine of Equivalents.  The jury ultimately decided Finjan was entitled to $39,528,487.00 in damages as a reasonable royalty for Blue Coat's infringement. 

 

I worked closely with Kramer Levin's  legal team of Paul Andre, Lisa Kobialka, James Hannah, and others, to provide a seamless display of exhibits, demonstratives, and videotaped depositions.  With each side limited to only 18 hours to present their cases, a quick, efficient presentation of the case was paramount.  Accordingly, I had to bring in extra trial presentation items to ensure an optimal setup.  I also assisted with the creation and modification of PowerPoint presentations throughout trial.  I was asked to combine trial exhibits and tutorial animations for direct and cross examinations of expert and fact witnesses.  Congratulations to Kramer Levin and its client, Finjan!

 

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Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters Provides Trial Presentation Services for $30 Million Jury Verdict

Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters Provides Trial Presentation Services for $30 Million Jury Verdict

Congratulations to the Law Firms of Kramer Levin, New York, New York, and local counsel, Koley Jessen, Omaha, Nebraska, and their amazing trial teams for their most recent jury verdict in the civil lawsuit of Prism Technologies v. Sprint Spectrum L.P. The matter was tried to the Court and Jury, the Honorable Lyle E. Strom, Senior United States District Judge for the Federal District Court of Nebraska, presiding. This case was the second of five patent infringement trials against the five major U.S. wireless carriers - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon.

 

Congratulations also to Geoffrey S. Thomas, J.D., and certified Trial Presentation Specialist, for his role in the successful delivery of courtroom visual technology. The result was a seamless presentation of demonstratives and exhibits presented at trial. Clean, on-point videotaped deposition clips highlighted and pinpointed important trial testimony. Dual laptops used simultaneously during opening, closing, and witness examinations, ensured a quality and flawless presentation at all times. In the end, the synergistic mix of attorneys, witnesses, support staff and specialized and professionally administered courtroom technology garnered a $30 million jury verdict for the plaintiff.  Congratulations!

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Trial Presentation Services - The Future of Presenting a Case at Trial

From discovery through trial, Thomas & Thomas has you covered.

 

Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters is a full-service litigation support firm providing strategic consulting to litigators nationwide, from discovery through trial.


We pride ourselves on our mastery of technology in the courtroom. Not only can we help you in the initial discovery process, but we can also support you during the intensive preparation leading up to trial.


With almost 40 years of experience in the industry, we are confident you will be delighted with the quality of our trial consulting services and competitive pricing. Our trial consultants are seasoned professionals providing consistent, high-quality trial preparation and presentation services for our clients.

 

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Our litigation services include:

 

  • Demonstrative graphics
  • Document management
  • On-site trial support
  • Video services

 

So whatever trial support services your firm may need, why not contact us today for more information.  We can discuss your requirements in detail and provide you with references, if needed, and competitive, affordable pricing.

 

Call us (402-556-5000) or email us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

 

Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters is leading the way in trial presentation services and we welcome the opportunity to assist you with any litigation or court reporting issues you may have.  Please call our office to schedule a personal meeting. Let us show you the benefits of the multitude of services we have to offer. We look forward to making your life easier.

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Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters Provides Trial Presentation Services for Trademark Case in Wilmington, Delaware

Earlier this month, one of Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters' Trial Consultants provided trial presentation services for a trademark case in the United District Court - District of Delaware.  Although the matter did not go to trial, Thomas & Thomas' trial consultant, Geoffrey S. Thomas, J.D., provided invaluable trial preparation assistance to the law firm and attorneys involved.  Mr. Thomas was tasked with creating and presenting deposition clips, organizing exhibits, demonstratives, and PowerPoint presentations, and simulating in-court presentations to prepare the witnesses for trial.  This particular case was made even more difficult due to the time limitations each side had to present their case.  This meant Mr. Thomas had to have everything fine-tuned and ready to present on TrialDirector, as seconds and minutes were of the essence.  

 

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Thomas & Thomas is Nebraska and Iowa's leader in trial presentation services.  Whether you are in Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Des Moines or beyond, as with our court reporting services, we can now also support your growing trial practice with our Trial Services Department.  From mediations to the courtroom, Thomas & Thomas can give you the technical support and courtroom expertise you need to win your next case.  We provide our clients with everything they need to create a visually persuasive presentation for any environment, including professional audio/visual equipment, video editing, synchronized videotaped deposition clips, and trial presentation software.  We also design digital timelines, tiral graphics, and opening and closing presentations, to help you prove your case to the trier of fact.

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