NERA Economic Consulting
Melissa A. Pittaoulis is a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting where she participates in the intellectual property, antitrust, and mass torts practice groups. She received her B.A. from La Salle University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Temple University, all in sociology.
Dr. Pittaoulis is an expert on survey research and statistical sampling. She has extensive experience working on surveys used in intellectual property disputes concerning false advertising and trademark and trade dress infringement. In the area of trademark and trade dress infringement, Dr. Pittaoulis' project experience includes participating in the design of surveys used to establish likelihood of confusion, secondary meaning, and genericness. Dr. Pittaoulis has also designed and evaluated willingness to pay and hypothetical choice surveys in both patent infringement and consumer class action cases. She has experience conducting surveys using different modes of data collection, including telephone, mall-intercept, and the Internet.