In a lecture on September 11, 2013, Pomona College Professor of Biology Len Seligman recounted the trials and tribulations of being an expert witness in a biotechnology patent lawsuit. Results from Seligman's lab were used as prior art to shore up the patent of a biotech firm in France. However, Professor Seligman became an expert witness for the small firm on the other side of the courtroom.
In this 47-second excerpt, learn how the attorneys from each side of a case can describe the same thing in wildly different terms.
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