Section Meeting - Intellectual Property - "Strategies for Winning Patent Jury Trials"

  • 19 Aug 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting - Zoom call-in number will be provided prior to event
  • 56

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"Strategies for Winning Patent Jury Trials"

The CLE will present research on how jurors in patent cases process information presented to them.  It is generally believed that because of their highly complex scientific and technological concepts, jury trials in patent cases are inherently unpredictable.  Based on our experience conducting jury research in intellectual property cases, we have found that although the subject matter in these trials is complicated and extremely tedious, jurors’ tend to focus on specific information for their verdict determinations.  Recommendations for patent trial attorneys are also discussed.

Presented by: Ross Suter, Esq.



Speaker Bio:  Ross Suter is the Senior Vice President of Litigation Solutions and the Associate General Counsel of Magna Legal Services. Mr. Suter is a resident of the firm’s Philadelphia and New York offices. After practicing as a litigator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for several years, he turned his attention to litigation consulting services where he has been involved in the development of graphics and trial presentation strategies in hundreds of cases. His work includes partnering with members of the trial team to develop themes and case strategies that persuade juries, judges and arbitration panels.


Mr. Suter has personally tried and consulted on cases in a wide variety of practice areas from intellectual property to commercial litigation to mass tort matters. He has experience working with AMLAW 200 firms, as well as, small litigation and boutique law firms in small exposure to bet the company matters. This experience has provided him with a unique insight into how jurors and judges process information.


He is a frequent lecturer of Continuing Legal Education seminars at law firms, law schools and legal associations on the use of litigation strategy, graphics, and trial presentation solutions to maximize results in adversarial proceedings. Mr. Suter is a frequent contributor of articles involving litigation consulting issues. Further, over the course of the last several years he has developed an expertise in the use of social media and its impact on jury selection and monitoring. Mr. Suter received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law, a Master of Science from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Arts from McDaniel College. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bars.

OCPA is a State Bar of California Approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar qualifies foMCLE CREDIT 1.0.

Please note that OCPA does not accept checks or cash as a form of payment. Please log in to your OCPA account to submit electronic payment via credit card, debit card or PayPal. 

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Event Fee: $10.00 for OCPA members, $20.00 for non-members 

Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting - Call in number will be provided to registrants via email one day prior to the event.

Time:  Presentation begins at 12:00 p.m. (Please log onto Zoom about 5-10 minutes early)

Note: Deadline to register for this presentation is August 17, 2021.

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*Cancellation Policy - If you need to cancel your reservation, please e-mail Section Chairs Stephanie Kann at skann@gibsondunn.com or Rachal Alm at ralm@plagerschack.com No refunds will be issued. Credit for a future meeting will be held in your OCPA account which may be applied to future meetings if your cancellation is received no less than 48 hours prior to the event.

Questions? Please contact VP of Administration, Milady Cambare at news4yoo@yahoo.com. If you have a topic or speaker you would like to hear at an upcoming section meeting, please let us know.


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