Damages Expert Witnesses Scott D. Hampton, James T. Hosmer, and Karen H. Romrell explore the discoverability of settlement negotiations and the reasonable royalty calculations therein, reviewing the impact of In re MSTG and other recent cases. Such discoverable evidence may underscore a patent’s commercial value or have Daubert challenge implications. Attorneys should be careful when considering whether to expose its damages experts to settlement negotiations.
Scott D. Hampton
- Expert Background:
Mr. Hampton is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California, Washington, and Utah. He is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has lectured on intellectual property and economic damages before gatherings of the Washington State Bar Association, Utah State Bar Association, Law & Economics Society, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), and the Licensing Executive Society. He is past chair of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants Litigation Services Committee and past chair of the Salt Lake City Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society. He is not only a CPA, but is also certified in financial forensics and in business valuation by the corresponding certification agencies. Mr. Hampton significant expert witness experience in both State and Federal Courts throughout the country.