Dominic Adair is quoted in Managing IP

UK patent lawyers discuss Mr Justice Mellor’s comments on the quality of expert witnesses


Dominic Adair spoke with specialist magazine MIP about the criticism that Justice James Mellor has issued on how to select and instruct expert witnesses.

Dom, who specialises in patent litigation, shared his thoughts on the notes about the lack of relevant practical experience in expert witnesses, which Justice Mellor included in two recent judgments. These were seen by many as a break with the usual attitude from judges who wouldn’t normally criticise the experts directly.

Dominic said that Mellor was likely intending to target solicitors, rather than the expert witnesses themselves, in his criticism of Alcon v AMO Development.

You can read the full article on the Managing IP website 

Dominic Adair


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