Intellectual Property Expert Witnesses

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Intellectual property expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in intellectual property law or economic damages. Depending on the specifics of the case, specialists in areas of expertise such as software designmechanical engineering, or electrical engineering may be called upon to support a case. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may require a testifying expert with prior experience.

An intellectual property (IP) protection program stops others from using an owner’s intellectual property (e.g., trademark infringement, trade secret, trade dress, utility or design patent infringement, copyright infringement) without a licensing agreement. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is responsible for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

Litigation support by an intellectual property expert could include research, an expert report, expert opinions, prior art searches, claim chart preparation, and expert testimony in court. In addition, a law firm may request an intellectual property consultant for pre-litigation work. An economic damages expert is often called on to opine on lost profits and damages analysis occurring from infringement.

What types of legal cases utilize an IP expert witness?

From semiconductors to software, Cahn Litigation Services has placed IP experts to provide expert witness services for a wide variety of matters, including:

The firm is skilled and experienced at identifying qualified expert candidates to provide support for all types of IP litigation matters, and is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate IP experts.

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Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Representative Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Intellectual Property experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Intellectual Property landscape.

Expert Witness #234353

A Partner in an Intellectual Property Services and Complex Business Litigation consultancy, this expert has many years of experience in consulting to clients and counsel involved in intellectual property and complex commercial disputes. This expert has assisted clients by providing a wide range of economic analyses, including lost profits, reasonable royalties, price erosion, unjust enrichment, disgorgement of profits, and market and capacity assessments. Having testified for both plaintiffs and defendants engaged in intellectual property litigation, this expert has been designated as an economic expert in Federal court and State Court, as well as in arbitration proceedings. This expert's expertise specifically includes economic analyses of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters across a wide range of industries such as aerospace, automotive, computer hardware, Internet and software, gaming, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and telecommunications. This expert has also participated in licensing negotiations, designed and managed royalty audits and performed intellectual property valuations for licensors and licensees. This expert also has extensive experience in complex commercial disputes. This expert has advised clients on matters such as breach of contract, anti-competition, purchase and sale agreements, lost profits and sales trends, and serves as an adjunct professor of economics.

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Expert Witness #249167

This expert is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at a University, specializing in Aesthetics, Ethics, and Metaphysics as they relate to Social & Political Philosophy and the Philosophy of Law. This expert's Ph.D. dissertation focused on copyright law and the problematic lack of foundation to copyright law in describing the nature of those entities that copyright is meant to protect. This expert's research focuses on issues arising from problems in intellectual property, including the ontological and ethical groundings of copyright, problems of fair use and "users' rights", and relations between philosophy and intellectual property law. This expert also actively researches independent issues in aesthetics, in practical and normative ethics, and in metaphysics. This expert has written several articles on the aesthetics of art and its relation to copyright law as well as the "Creative Act" and copyright.

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Expert Witness #251233

This expert holds a PhD in Economics from an Ivy League School. This expert specializes in antitrust, intellectual property, and the evaluation of commercial damages and has decades of experience in litigation involving patent damages, pharmaceuticals and antitrust issues. This expert serves as a managing Director for a global consultancy dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. This expert provides strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. In the antitrust area, this expert has analyzed the competitive consequences of numerous mergers in a wide range of industries, including agricultural products, chemicals, consumer products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and semiconductors, among many others; this expert has frequently presented the results of the analyses to US antitrust agencies and courts. In addition, this expert has addressed liability and damages issues involving allegations of predatory pricing, monopolization, price discrimination, resale price maintenance, tying, and other antitrust violations in a variety of different industries. Many of this expert's antitrust inquiries have focused specifically on intellectual property and its unique role in the analysis of market power and competitive effects. In the intellectual property area more generally, this expert has evaluated economic damages in cases involving patent infringement, trade secrets, trade dress, Lanham Act violations, and other claims. This expert has written and lectured extensively on the use of economic analysis in these matters. This expert has also evaluated liability and damages issues in many other settings. This expert has calculated economic damages in cases involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation, among many other issues. This expert has also studied commodity futures markets in several cases involving allegations of market manipulation. This expert has testified before state and federal courts, the US Federal Trade Commission, and various other regulatory bodies. This expert's articles and speeches have been invited and published by the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, European Competition Law Review, and many other comparable institutions.  

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Expert Witness #253253

This expert leads the intellectual property valuation practice of an internationally recognized consultancy, specializing in Valuation Advisory, Transaction Opinions, and Dispute Consulting. This expert has many years of experience providing consulting services to corporations, law firms, universities, and investment firms primarily in the areas of intellectual property valuation, damages, monetization, and management. This expert has provided testimony as a damages and valuation expert in intellectual property-related litigation including having offered opinions in Federal District Court. This expert has testified on a variety of dispute matters including those with claims associated with patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, fraudulent transfer, breach of contract, and others. This expert has also led project teams on a variety of pre-case and early-case assessments of intellectual property-related damages to assist with decisions related to whether a case should be filed and to support dispute resolution efforts. This expert has performed due diligence and valued intellectual property and other intangible assets for a variety of purposes including: transactions (licensing, purchase/sale, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions), tax strategy and compliance (transfer pricing, trust & estate issues), corporate strategic decision-making, use of intellectual property to attract capital (debt and equity financing), financial reporting, regulatory compliance (Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute), and bankruptcy, among others. This expert has been directly involved in intellectual property licensing negotiations and has developed many reusable intellectual property pricing/valuation models for corporate licensing activities and investment decisions. This expert is an adjunct professor at a Law School where this expert teaches a course on intellectual property valuation. This expert has spoken at conferences or other events for many leading intellectual property, legal, and business organizations including the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Licensing Executives Society (LES), American Bar Association (ABA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), and China Appraisal Society, among others.

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Expert Witness #253267

This expert leads the Dispute Consulting group and intellectual property valuation practice of an internationally recognized consultancy, specializing in Valuation Advisory, Transaction Opinions, and Dispute Consulting. This expert has served as a damages expert witness in a wide array of litigation matters, including intellectual property and general commercial disputes. This expert has offered opinions in Federal District Court and in arbitrations on issues including lost profits, reasonable royalties, unjust enrichment, price erosion, prejudgment interest, and other compensation topics, including determination of incremental costs, market share, and manufacturing and marketing capacity. This expert also has experience in determining the value of intangible assets, including intellectual property, for a variety of purposes, including licensing, mergers & acquisitions, technology management and commercialization, and tax planning. This expert has written articles and made presentations to numerous professional groups on topics including intellectual property damages determination, damages discovery and trial presentation, intangible asset valuation, and intellectual property licensing. This expert has been an Adjunct Professor at a Law School, where this expert taught a course in intellectual property valuation.

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Expert Witness #258699

This expert is the Managing Director at a nationally recognized and well respected intellectual asset consulting firm specializing in right of publicity valuation, licensing, trademark, patent, copyright and expert testimony. This expert earned a B.S. in Economics, and later went on to earn an MBA, with a concentration in Finance.

This expert has a broad view of the world of intellectual property and intangible assets. This expert has lectured, spoken, and written on the topic of IP valuation, as well as the licensing of various intellectual property rights. This expert is a contributing author to two books, and is author and co-author of several articles on intellectual property valuation. Coupled with an analytical approach to finance and economics, this expert has a unique view and expertise in intellectual property and intangible asset valuation and monetization.

This expert has been designated as the testifying expert in matters pertaining to, rights of publicity (ROP), trademark, patent, database, copyright, and website valuation and damages - this expert has testified in both domestic and international courts. Through trial testimony, deposition testimony, and numerous Rule 26 reports, this expert's expertise has been established and reaffirmed.

This expert has performed valuations of intangible assets and intellectual properties for corporate litigation and business/transaction purposes. This expert's project work spans the full spectrum of the intellectual property realm. Industries worked on include: entertainment, government, software, banking, healthcare, construction, retail, energy, and manufacturing. This expert has managed projects involving: license structuring and negotiation; valuation for litigation; sale/purchase valuation and negotiation; estate valuation; and valuation in expropriation and foreign markets.

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Expert Witness #125988

This expert is a rare combination of an expert who has both substantial experience as a senior executive in industry and as a distinguished and accomplished academician. This expert's advertising/branding, marketing, media techniques, and intellectual property expertise coupled with a depth of experience in conducting consumer confusion services makes this expert an authority on consumer behavior. This expert has been called a "branding guru" and "consumer behavior expert" by the media and is known for academic and empirical research on the subject. This expert's experience teaching as a tenured full professor makes this expert adept at explaining difficult concepts to lay judges and juries with minimal experience in marketing, consumer behavior and media techniques. This expert has significant litigation support experience, having been engaged as a testifying expert in over twenty-five district court matters including advertising-related strategies and tactics, intellectual property, banding and brand management, and consumer behavior or survey research. This expert has been a television talk show guest on consumer behavior in the retail environment and is a frequent speaker and industry and academic conferences.

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Expert Witness #232441

This expert holds an MBA and is currently the Managing Partner of highly successful consultancy specializing in intellectual property issues involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets and know how. This expert has extensive business and consulting experience across a broad range of industries including Health Care and Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and other Biotechnologies. This expert has been involved in a variety of litigation matters involving patent, trademark, copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, tax disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, energy, and antitrust matters. With respect to intellectual property, this expert has performed valuations, conducted licensing negotiations and strategic management studies for corporate clients including multinational and international joint ventures, start-up and development stage companies. This expert has also performed research and analysis regarding industry dynamics and IP management practices, portfolio optimization, evaluation of corporate IP strategies, and effects of technology investment, innovation, adoption and transfer on competition. An experienced expert witness, this expert has testified in federal and state court, ITC, AAA, IAA and ICC matters involving a broad range of IP topics including industry structure, licensing and practices, as well as damages related issues including lost profits, reasonable royalties, price erosion, competition and related topics. This expert has also served as a court appointed expert.  

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Expert Witness #238107

This expert has been providing consulting and expert witness services as a true apparel industry licensing expert. This expert has worked in tandem with economists and other damages experts in supporting licensing and royal-rate litigation for decades. This expert has focused on licensing, industry transactions, international intellectual property, and domestic contracts matters. This expert has participated in thousands of licensing negotiations, culminating in dozens of licenses. This expert is familiar with the documents involved in the manufacturing, distribution, sale and advertising of licensed products. This expert can provide opinions about those documents and their meaning in the context of a license. This expert can provide opinions about licensor and licensee performance.

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Expert Witness #265404

This expert, who has practiced law for many years, is one of the most respected names in the field of intellectual property law and licensing. This expert was one of the founding partners of a major IP law firm. This expert has represented many of the leading property owners in the entertainment, sports, celebrity, corporate and art communities and has negotiated and drafted more than a thousand license agreements. This expert now serves as managing partner for a group representing a diverse client base, including Fortune 500 corporations, A-list celebrities, major toy companies, toy designers and design firms, leading consumer packaged goods companies, professional sports league players' associations, mixed martial arts leagues, colleges and universities, licensing agents and brokers, artists, designers and inventors. This expert has published more than 50 books on various aspects of licensing and licensing negotiation. This expert has been designated as an expert in more than 40 cases involving licensing and valuation issues, both in court and arbitration.

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Expert Witness #265412

This expert is a founding principal of a consulting firm providing consulting, valuations and testimony regarding IP damages and licensing custom and practices. This expert focuses on copyright, trade dress, trade secrets and trademark infringement, publicity rights, social media and Internet infringement, defamation, marketing strategy analyses, royalty rate determinations and other intangible assets. This expert also provides valuation and monetization strategies for trademarks, trade secrets, publicity rights, domain names, Internet and social media assets, brands, copyrights and other intangible assets for financial reporting, bankruptcy and transactional due diligence. This expert is affiliated or associated with the major industry associations in licensing and in intellectual property and has been a frequent presenter at industry conferences. This expert has deep experience as an expert witness, having been the named testifying expert in over 75 cases, with over 20 depositions and five trials.

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Expert Witness #266222

This expert is a Senior Director at a large intellectual property equity firm. This expert’s specific advantage comes from having earned both an MBA in finance as well as a JD, cum laude. This expert has deep experience in valuing intellectual property, and in calculating damages from claims of infringement, breach of contract and is well versed in the proper methods of calculation, royalty rates, and in all aspects of damages assessment. This expert has particular experience in clothing and apparel industry matters and has been engaged for patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and other intellectual property matters and has served as an expert witness.

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