Length of Trial = the length of time that a lawyer in trial's spouse believes they are a single parent. Example: In a case where a jury is picked on Monday, October 1, pretrial conference 2.0 is on October 2, and the evidentiary phase of trial occurs from October 8-12 the effective "length of trial" is two weeks. See Smith, Jamie Marie Noland, Collected Pronouncements, October, 2012 (forthcoming).
Ice cube = an argument that stands the same chance of succeeding with the Court as an ice cube has of staying intact in hell. Ed note. - this term probably should be "snowball" but for some reason we started saying "ice cube" and it's stuck.
I'm starting a new series of posts of some of the more interesting terms I've heard (or in some cases started using) in recent patent litigation cases locally.
Delta = "change". As in "we made that delta on page six." Ed. comment - I have no idea why the word "change" wasn't good enough, but apparently it's not. I would note that this (to me) is different than using delta as part of a technical term noun to mean change in the context of science or engineering as part of a noun, as in "delta vee" which is the engineering term for "change in velocity".