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Case In Point: How Animations Helped Attorneys in Patent Litigation

Screen Shot 2013-05-21 at 12.58.41 PMOur firm recently worked on a patent case between two Internet software companies that required illustration of the various inner workings of the Internet. While most people use the Internet on a regular (if not constant) basis, far fewer actually know what goes on “behind the scenes,” so to speak. What actually happens when you open your browser and type in a web address? These animations provided the attorneys with visual aids to explain the step-by-step process—an example of how to visually explain complex, technical ideas to jurors in a way they can comprehend.

Here are a few of the Flash animations we made for the trial. One reason I’m sharing them here is to show how we recommend breaking down a process into parts to explain to a jury.  This can involve static images or animations or a combination of both. The key is to take the complex and walk the viewer through the process. (more…)

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