Edgeworth Economics is an economic, financial, and quantitative consulting firm. They provide expert testimony and litigation consulting in addition to business consulting and data management services. Their clients include law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Their professionals include PhD economists, statisticians, and business and human resources professionals who enjoy solving the practical problems their clients face. Edgeworth uses sophisticated analyses and techniques to provide their clients with solutions delivered in a simple and straightforward manner. Their data-driven approach, responsive culture, and recognition of budgeting and cost containment are just a few of the reasons why leading attorneys rely on their expert witnesses.
Founded by two former Army officers in 2001 Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is a veteran owned law firm handling a wide range of business matters including trademark and patent litigation, business disputes, government contracts, U.S. and international patents, trademarks, and copyrights for clients that include small and medium-sized established businesses and start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and sovereign governments. Our attorneys come from diverse backgrounds and combine decades of experience to serve you and defend your interests with flexible solutions and fees. With extensive state, Federal and appellate level trial experience, including both state and US Supreme Court appeals, Post Grant Review and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and Federal Circuit experience, DBL is a firm you can trust to successfully go the distance in the largest and most complex cases at the best rates in the industry.
EisnerAmper LLP is a leading full-service advisory and accounting firm, and is among the largest in the United States. We provide audit, accounting, and tax services, as well as corporate finance, internal audit and risk management, litigation services, consulting, private business services, employee benefit plan audits, forensic accounting, and other professional advisory services to a broad range of clients across many industries. We work with high net worth individuals, family offices, closely held businesses, start-ups, middle market and Fortune 500 companies.
Berkeley Research Group, LLC is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, investigations, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices across the United States and in Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Mario A. Lopez is an expert in the application of rigorous economic methods in intellectual property issues, analyzing reasonable royalty, lost profits, and reasonable and non‐discriminatory (RAND) issues in patent infringement disputes.
Dr. Lopez has been involved in some of the key RAND royalty cases in the U.S., including Ericsson v. D‐Link and Innovatio, as well as numerous cases for handset manufacturers analyzing worldwide RAND royalty rates for LTE and other standards. He regularly consults in licensing negotiations over RAND royalties for both manufacturers and standard-essential patent (SEP) holders. Dr. Lopez co‐authored a paper published in Antitrust outlining methodologies for determining RAND royalty rates.
Tom Dunlap is a partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig where he focuses on intellectual property issues including transactions and disputes. Tom has authored and taught numerous classes for attorneys and businesses, most recently Patent Damages: The Rise of the Footprint Approach (2016) and the revised edition (2016) of the Virginia Lawyer’s Deskbook, Chapter 8 – Intellectual Property. Tom holds a JD, MBA and MS in biotechnology and is a Certified Patent Valuation Expert. Tom has also been a commercial banker, an Army officer (Armor), a special prosecutor, and served as co-chair of an American Bar Association subcommittee. He is formerly president of the local (Loudoun County) bar association. Most recently Tom was again named a SuperLawyer (2016) for intellectual property. The firm has for the third year in a row been named a “Best Law Firm in Virginia” by Virginia Living and the PCT Global Law 2016 Intellectual Property Firm. Outside of his legal practice Tom is a rescue diver, instrument pilot, a member of MENSA, and participates in marathons and triathlons. Tom also founded the biotechnology company Ceres Nanosciences Inc.
Nicole Zakowicz is a Director in the Financial Advisory Services Practice Group. She has over 15 years of experience providing financial consulting and forensic accounting services to attorneys, public and private corporations, insurance companies, and governmental agencies.
Nicole has provided consulting and litigation services for cases involving complex commercial damages, lost profits analyses, intellectual property infringements, economic damage calculations, and business interruption calculations. She has provided consulting and litigation services for clients in many industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, consumer goods, and insurance.
Prior to joining EisnerAmper, Nicole worked for an international audit, tax and advisory firm and a regional accounting and consulting firm. She has presented seminars on topics including lost profits damages and patent infringement damages.
Greg Smith regularly assists clients by providing rigorous financial and economic analyses relating to licensing programs and the valuation of intellectual property. He conducts these analyses both within and outside the context of litigation. Mr. Smith has performed such studies of technologies from a wide range of industries, including computer equipment and software, telecommunications, healthcare, automotive, and retail and consumer products. He has consulted with several intellectual property owners in the pre-litigation stage to estimate potential recoveries from licensing/enforcement programs. In addition, Mr. Smith has testified regarding intellectual property damages, including appropriate royalty rates for the licensing of such assets in federal and state court proceedings.