Envision Economics, is a boutique economic damages consulting firm, specializing in intellectual property litigation and other commercial disputes. Envision Economics uses an interdisciplinary and integrative approach to addressing client issues – drawing upon substantial education and experience in applied microeconomics, law, and business strategy to analyze and understand the issues presented in each matter.
VLF Consulting provides litigation and valuation services to law firms, corporate clients, and individuals. Specializing in intellectual property, VLF assists its clients in navigating economic and financial challenges during complex litigation as well as assessing value in such contexts as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, sales, and licensing. The firm's success derives from its deep IP experience combined with a philosophy that stresses responsiveness and cost-effective approaches tailored to each client's needs. From its headquarters in the Chicago area, the firm services clients throughout the world.
Dr. Michael Chapman is a President and Founder of Envision Economics in Washington, DC. Michael has more than 20 years of experience providing economic, financial, and strategic consulting services to commercial firms, law firms, and governments. He has served as an economic expert to and conducted economic analyses in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, semiconductors, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, steel, agricultural products, and consumer goods.
Dr. Chapman has authored a number of articles and book chapters on intellectual property damages issues, including “The Incremental Value of Apportionment in Reasonable Royalty Damages Analysis,” which will be published in the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. Dr. Chapman has taught economics courses at several leading business schools, including the MIT’s Sloan School of Management, the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross Business School, Georgetown University Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Eric Phillips has served as a financial consultant for over 19 years, assisting attorneys and corporate clients on damages, valuation, and forensic accounting issues. Mr. Phillips focuses his practice on IP litigation, valuation, and transactions. He has extensive experience in the valuation of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and know-how in such contexts as infringement litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, false marking, licensing negotiations and transactions, and joint ventures. His experience includes providing testimony in federal court proceedings regarding IP damages. Mr. Phillips is a Certified Valuation Analyst and a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics through the NACVA. He is also accredited in business valuation and has assisted clients with business valuation services.