Economic Damages Expert for Electronic Design Automation Trade Secrets Case

Case Description:

An economic damages expert who was knowledgeable about the electronic design automation (EDA) industry or who had previous trade secret or intellectual property damages valuation experience was needed for commercial litigation. Former employees of the plaintiff allegedly stole certain trade secrets regarding electronic design automation technology and incorporated them into competing software for their new employer.

Electronic design automation (EDA) is the category of tools for designing and producing electronic systems ranging from printed circuit boards (PCB's) to integrated circuits. The plaintiff in the case produced and sold technology computer aided design (TCAD) simulation software. IMS <> was asked to locate an economic damages expert to calculate damages, loss of profits, royalties, etc.

Experts Presented:

  • Economic Damages

    This economic damages expert has more than three decades of experience in business valuation, market assessments and economic analysis. As a regional commissioner for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, he was responsible for collecting and analyzing economic data for eight different states. In addition, he served as a managing director for an analytical services firm and held several management positions with a leading national insurance agency. Currently, this expert is a managing principal of an economics consulting firm, specializing in economic damages assessments for litigation support in a variety of cases. IMS Reference #4978045

  • IP Damages

    This intellectual property damages expert has over seventeen years of experience assisting clients in complex matters involving intellectual property rights as well as commercial and general litigation. Prior to forming his own firm, he was a partner in an international consulting firm. He was also a Director in the Intellectual Asset Management practice of a “Big 5” accounting firm. He earned his B.S. in finance and a Master of Philosophy in management studies with a concentration in economics from Oxford University. This expert has calculated damages in many trade secret matters. He is very familiar with EDA software, having been responsible for his former firm’s damages calculations in a separate case involving copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. He has testified in numerous IP cases including five cases in the last four years. IMS Reference #5007616

  • Intellectual Property Damages

    This intellectual property damages expert has more than twenty-five years of experience developing financial and economic analyses to solve business problems. His practice is focused on intellectual property issues including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition matters, as well as business valuations, breach of contract disputes, and technology assessment. This expert holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics. He served as an economist at the Department of the Treasury and was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His training in engineering and economics, combined with his experience in product marketing and acquisitions analysis, has enabled him to assist clients on a wide range of litigation issues. IMS Reference #5007688

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