If you choose to rely on Electronic Laboratory Notebooks to
protect your intellectual property,
you won't know if you made the right decision until a jury decides years
into the future. It is not a question of whether electronic records are admissable; it is a question of which
evidence is most believable to a jury of ordinary citizens. Billion dollar cases hinge on proving the date of
invention. Is it worth the risk to your shareholders?
A Nightmare Scenario
Side 1 submits electronic records backed up with a series of information
technology experts that swear that their proprietary software design protects these records from alteration.
Opposing counsel presents case after case of supposedly unbreakable software systems leaking credit card data of
ordinary citizens and nuclear secrets of the US Government. They also point out that the company that made Side 1's
software is not available to explain the inner workings of the security system because they are no longer in
business. All they have to do is place doubt in the jurors' minds.
Side 2 submits permanently bound, sequentially numbered lab
books containing the researcher's notes and signatures, including witness signature, all in their individual
handwriting. The jury instantly understands what is placed before them. In addition, the paper and ink can be
scientifically analyzed to determine age.
The United States is a first-to-invent country. Your ablility to defend your company's patent depends on the
inventor's records that describe the work leading to the invention. These records must be in a form acceptable to
the US Patent Office or courts. The key is proving when conception and reduction to practice takes place. The
standard of proof required is a preponderance of evidence. Remember, when you get into court, it is a jury of
ordinary citizens that will decide who wins. Talk with your patent counsel to assure you make the right decision for
your company and shareholders.
Our company is extremely qualified to advise you on this subject. Our founders are inventors who not only hold several
patents, but have defended them in court winning multi-million dollar judgments in their favor. One of our founders was the Chief Technology
Officer of a $40B high technology enterprise. We not only understand intellectual property, but we recognize both information technology's
benefits and limitations. We could have simply entered the market with an ELN product offering, but chose to use technology to produce rock
solid, time tested lab books and log books that are easily customizable. Talk to your patent counsel for legal advice. We are here
to help. Just give us a call and we will help you find the best solution for your documentation needs.
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