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Explaining Highly Technical Subject Matter with a Comprehensive Technology Tutorial

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Lay jurors in high-tech patent cases are often selected for their specific
ignorance of the technology at issue. By providing the appropriate context
and basic principles before arguing highly technical issues in dispute, trial
counsel is better able to shape perceptions and create a bond of trust with
the fact finder.

In a matter involving computer chips, trial counsel was faced with the task of educating the fact finders about a technology they were entirely unfamiliar with. The approach adopted was to start with the most basic of concepts, such as “what is a computer?” and then build on accumulated knowledge so even the most highly technical operations were made understandable.


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