We could tell you about all of the kinds of products we’ve defended and all the places in which we’ve defended them, but that would take an entire web site by itself. So we prefer to just explain our philosophy about how to defend a products case. First, you have to learn everything you reasonably can about the product and the people and processes that brought it to market. Second, you have to understand the world into which the product was born. What were the regulations? What was the competition doing? What did the market demand? Then, you have to assemble the people, the paper and the props that will tell the story. And what is that story? In our experience, it’s almost always the same. Good people set out to give people what they demanded. They worked hard. They tried their best. They overcame challenges—some anticipated, some not. And they turned out something useful and good.

People take products and engineers for granted. Modern engineering is so good and the results so dependable that people forget—or never knew—how much effort goes into the cars we drive or the computers and systems that are letting you read this web page. We know we’ve gotten our defense right when an engineer turns to us after his deposition and says, “That was fun.” Defending your product is something you never want to have to do, but when you feel you’ve gotten your point across, we know we’ve done our jobs.