Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is a veteran owned law firm of more than 40 lawyers nationwide handling business and intellectual property prosecution, transactions and disputes, real estate, and government contracts. Our attorneys come from diverse backgrounds and combine decades of experience with extensive state, Federal and appellate level trial experience, PTAB Post Grant Review, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and Federal Circuit experience. DBL has been named the Global PCT Law Firm of the Year (2014-2017), has numerous AV Rated and SuperLawyer rated attorneys and was named as one of the Top Patent Firms in the United States by IPWatchdog (2016).
Hoffman Alvary & Company is a consulting firm providing independent advisory services to law firms, their clients and other institutions worldwide.
The firm’s Intellectual Property and Valuation Consulting practices assist companies and their counsel in a broad range of areas including expert witness testimony, licensing matters, valuations and general business consulting. The firm’s principals are experienced in determining and testifying to the amount of damages arising from the infringement of intellectual properties, and as well as in analyzing financial, accounting and economic issues in investigations before the International Trade Commission.
The firm’s Law Firm Consulting practice focuses on management consulting to major law firms throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe, and works regularly with nearly half the AmLaw 100 and AmLaw Second Hundred firms in their strategic and tactical considerations.
Founded in 1965, Charles River Associates is a leading consulting firm that provides economic, financial, and strategic analysis of IP issues. Headquartered in Boston, the firm has offices internationally. CRA uses a combination of industry experience and rigorous, fact-based analysis in order to provide clients with clear, implementable solutions to complex business problems. Whether you are making a critical IP strategy decision or assessing risk in high-stakes IP litigation, CRA’s intellectual property experts offer deep industry specialization, broad cross-functional expertise, and a proven analytical approach.
Tom's practice focuses on intellectual property and in particular patent infringement where he has served as lead counsel for 18 years from his firm offices in Washington DC, New York and Delaware. Recent cases include a number of precendiatal and leading Federal Circuit decisions and the amicus brief for practicing entities in the TC Heartland case. Tom has taught numerous CLE's on patent damages, including a recent CLE on reasonable royalties and he is the author of the intellectual property chapter of the Virginia lawyers Desk Book. Tom is a former prosecutor, US Army officer and patent holder and founder of the biotechnology company Ceres Nanosciences.
Brian Dies is a Principal at Hoffman Alvary. Over the course of his career, Mr. Dies’ practice has focused on strategic financial analysis in a variety of management consulting and business valuations engagements as well as in business disputes. Mr. Dies has served as an expert witness on business valuation and financial damages issues in litigations and arbitrations. He also has experience providing strategic management consulting services to law firms across the country.
Mr. Dies is a Chartered Financial Analyst, an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation and holds a Masters in Finance. Prior to starting Hoffman Alvary in 1996, Mr. Dies was a staff consultant at Price Waterhouse LLP.
As a Vice President of Charles River Associates, Dr. Stec has worked with clients in the areas of antitrust, finance, intellectual property, and survey research as both a consulting expert and as an expert witness. In the area of patents, Dr. Stec has conducted economic and econometric analyses to determine the value of intellectual property as well as the amount of economic damages resulting from patent infringement claims. He has testified in Federal and State courts as well as at arbitrations and hearings on damages-related issues. He has also evaluated economic issues and testified in the context of Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Dr. Stec has a Ph.D and M.A. in economics from the Ohio State University. He also has B.A. degrees in Economics from the University of Illinois – Chicago and in Psychology and Philosophy from Cornell University.