In addition to fundamental research, materials science is also big business, with new innovations constantly entering the marketplace. And where there are new innovations, there are also patents and frequently, disputes. When the law intervenes, academic experts are required. Dr. Glenn Prestwich, Professor at the University of Utah and an experienced expert witness, looks at what is expected of academics in the courtroom, and what they can expect in return.
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Materials Today (2012) 15(9), 406-409