Science Advisors

To best protect and defend innovation in litigation, we know that our clients need representation that combines courtroom mastery with deep technical expertise. Over the last two decades, Robins Kaplan LLP has cultivated an in-house team of scientific and engineering advisors to help us stay at the forefront of technology and the fast-evolving IP litigation landscape. Our team holds Ph.D.’s spanning a wide range of scientific disciplines. This depth enables us to delve into the scientific aspects that underpin our clients’ technologies.

Since underlying science permeates patent cases and other intellectual property matters, our in-house scientists provide technical assistance and insight at every stage of representation in complex IP cases, monetization of IP assets, and trade secret protection.

Many of our science advisors are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as patent agents. On behalf of our clients, they also work alongside our attorneys to educate and present intricate issues, help translate complex technology, and communicate the legal implications of conclusions into terms judges and juries can understand.

Our science advisors provide assistance with:

  • Case Strategy
  • Claim Construction Strategy
  • Discovery Strategy
  • Trial Strategy
  • Assessing Research Scientific Opinions
  • Early-case Assessment
  • Patent-claim Analysis
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Source Code Inspection
  • Expert Witness Preparation
  • Trial Exhibit Creation
  • Drafting Summary Judgments
  • Drafting Technical Briefs
  • Drafting Inventor Declarations

Offering Ph.D. Level Expertise in:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Materials Science
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering

Shelley R. Gilliss, Ph.D.

Chief Business Intelligence Officer

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