Dr. David Blackburn

Director

NERA Economic Consulting

Dr. Blackburn's areas of expertise include intellectual property (IP), antitrust and competition policy, and econometric analysis. He conducts analyses related to the issues of commercial success and preliminary and permanent injunctions in both Inter Partes Review and Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) proceedings pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act. Additionally, he conducts research and prepares expert reports for patent, trademark, and copyright infringement disputes, and false and misleading advertising cases.

Dr. Blackburn has represented clients in a variety of industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer software, natural resources, industrial goods and chemicals, consumer products, entertainment, and financial services. Before joining NERA, Dr. Blackburn received his PhD in economics from Harvard University and his ScB in applied mathematics and economics, with honors, from Brown University.