Consulting, San Francisco Bay Area

Biases Against the San Francisco Bay Area

Biases Against the San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley Numerous large verdicts against large technology companies have been awarded in venues with very small populations, and a number of those large verdicts were against companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Many of those verdicts were in the Eastern District of Texas, which […]

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Implicit Bias, San Francisco Bay Area

Cognitive Psychology & Implicit Bias

What do I need to know about implicit bias and the scholarly research on implicit bias? 1. Everyone has implicit biases. Research has found this to translate to discriminatory practices by doctors, judges, jurors, attorneys, teachers, etc. Why does everyone have implicit bias? – Cognitive psychology tells us that mental shortcuts, or heuristics, allow our […]

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Demographics, San Francisco Bay Area

Demographic Portrait of the Jury Pool in the Northern District of California, Oakland/San Francisco Division

These are the latest jury pool demographics for the Northern District of California. The jury pool in the Northern District of California, Oakland/San Francisco Division is unique. Specifically, both level of education and income demographics are much higher than what we see in other key patent venues. 50% of residents are less than 45 years […]

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Demographics, San Francisco Bay Area

Comparing California Counties

In 2015 we refined our data aggregation methods in order to provide our clients with comparative data for venues where we’ve conducted surveys or pretrial research exercises.  In the charts below, we summarize data we have collected in five California counties. For more information about our methodology and sample sizes, email us at info@br-tcr.com. Personality Scales […]

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