Berkeley Research Group is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, valuation, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, transaction advisory, restructuring services, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, 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. Named by Forbesas one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms in 2017, 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.
For more than 35 years, Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber (GSNH) LLP has helped leading businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals successfully navigate the maze of corporate & commercial law to help protect and grow their businesses. Our mid-sized law firm is based in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada and provides advice across all major practice areas including Intellectual Property. As a mid-sized law firm, we are committed to providing the personalized service of a boutique law firm with the sophistication of a larger law firm.
Dr. Jeffery Stec is a Managing Director, leader of Berkeley Research Group’s Intellectual Property practice, and co-leader of its Economics & Damages community. Dr. Stec has worked extensively over the last 18 years in the areas of antitrust, finance, intellectual property, and survey research, both as aconsulting expert and as an expert witness. In the area of economic damages, Dr. Stec has quantified damages using sophisticated economic and econometric methods to determine lost profits, reasonable royalties, unjust enrichment, brand diminution, and various other types of damages as well as economic and econometricanalyses to determine the value of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Dr. Stec has also examined how products are used, whether alternatives would be accepted in the marketplace, and how consumers value and demand product features. He has also consulted with clients to help them determine licensing terms and strategies for licensing their IP. He has testified in district courts, state courts, and at the Copyright Royalty Board, PTAB, and the ITC. Dr. Stec has Ph.D. and MA degrees in Economics from the Ohio State University. He has BA degrees in Economics with a Math minor from the University of Illinois – Chicago and in Psychology and Philosophy from Cornell University.
John focuses on providing advocacy and advice concerning intellectual property and related matters, including protecting trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, patents, confidential information and misleading advertising claims under the Competition Act. A growing component of his work relates to intellectual property claims on the Internet, including domain name disputes. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Trademarks/Copyright). He is currently the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Trademarks Committee. John is also the Chair of the American Bar Association International Trademark Treaties and Laws Committee.
John is recognized as a leading trademark practitioner in Canada and globally in Best Lawyers in Canada and World Trademark Review.
John is the author of Fox, Canadian Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs (3rd Edition, 2000; 4th Edition, 2003), the leading copyright and industrial design textbook in Canada. The 4th edition has been released in a loose leaf format. John and the text have been referred to by both the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal as an authoritative source
John is also the author of two textbooks dealing with trademarks, Brand Management in Canadian Law (Carswell 1st Edition, 2004; 2nd Edition, 2006; 3rd Edition, 2010 and 4th Edition, 2016) and Canadian Intellectual Property Law and Strategy: Trademarks, Copyright and Industrial Designs. (Oxford, 1st Edition, 2010, LexisNexis 2013 Edition, 2014 Edition , 2015 Edition, 2016 Edition, 2017 Edition, 2018 Edition and 2019 edition pending.)