Antitrust Economics Expert in Standards Setting and Patent Pools

Case Description:

An antitrust economics expert was needed to review the interplay between several patents and antitrust law, specifically how it related to those issues affecting standards setting bodies and patent pools. The expert needed to provide an opinion regarding the anti competitive effects of standards setting and licensing activities in a patent infringement action involving recordable DVDs.

The patents in this case related  to recordable DVDs that are used for audio and video recording. One of the issues in this case was the assertion of patent misuse based on antitrust related theories, including conspiracy to restrain trade through standards setting activities. IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an expert in antitrust economics with a Ph.D. in economics and experience at the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, or dealing with enforcement issues regarding patent antitrust disputes.

Experts Presented:

  • Antitrust Economics

    This expert antitrust economist has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, consultant, researcher and author in economics and law. He has taught courses in intellectual property and public policy geared toward the high-tech industry. He has expertise in intellectual property, law and economics, antitrust, and regulation. He also has consulted with government officials from developing countries reagarding antitrust law. He has an S.B. in economics and interdisciplinary science and a J.D. and Ph.D. in economics. This expert has consulted with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission as a neutral advisor on clearance disputes. IMS Reference #5011751

  • Antitrust Economics

    This antitrust economics expert has over 25 years of experience as an economist specializing in antitrust matters. He was formerly associated with the antitrust sector at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). While at the FTC, he helped supervise economic input into numerous antitrust cases. He has testified as an expert witness on a number of antitrust cases. He has a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in economics from a west coast university. This expert has had significant experience in intellectual property. He has submitted expert witness testimony involving patent licensing, and has worked on a number of intellectual property related cases. He is very knowledgeable in issues central to this case such as standards setting activity, RAND licensing, bundling, and patent pools. IMS Reference #5011792

  • Antitrust Economics

    This antitrust economics specialist has over 16 years of experience in the economics field, specializing in domestic and international antitrust and competition policy. He teaches courses in applied economics, competition policy (antitrust), and microeconomics. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals, law reviews and periodicals and has lectured widely on competition policy and international trade. This expert is a former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) economist. His FTC responsibilities included planning and conducting antitrust investigations in conjunction with FTC staff attorneys. His assignments involved merger reviews, horizontal restraints, vertical restraints, and covered a wide variety of industries. He has had significant experience serving as an expert witness and has written over 250 expert reports. He has given testimony at deposition 15 times and at trial four times, and has provided professional assessments of the economic impact of antitrust allegations on competition. IMS Reference #5011840

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