Intellectual property refers to new or original ideas or inventions which belong to their creator. Such ideas are protected through the law in Australia through such processes as patents, trademarks and copyright. The main concern of legal cases involving intellectual property is the determination of whether or not an idea is genuinely original or not.
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What Expert Evidence
Expert witnesses can often be the deciding factor in intellectual property disputes, as they hold the ability to educate and explain to judges and magistrates what is or is not unique about the idea in relation to other of a similar nature. The most common types of ideas or inventions usually require the expert opinion of scientists, engineers or economists which can explain the originality of new inventions or business ideas.
Experts working in intellectual property cases can:
• Demonstrate to judges or juries how an invention may work
• Establish when a patent has or has not been infringed
• Explain the practices of IP Australia (government agency of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype