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Testifying expert in over 80 cases spanning all twelve federal circuits
Recognized nationally as an expert in trademark and copyright, as well as patent, damages
BA, MA-Business, CMA, CLP and member of the International Trademark Association, Licensing Executives Society and American Marketing Association
Cate Elsten is an accounting, marketing and finance professional. With over 35 years of professional experience, Ms. Elsten is the senior testifying and consulting expert in the west coast practice of Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held.
Ms. Elsten’s services to clients include expert testimony in complex commercial litigation, business and intellectual property valuations, and strategic and operational consulting. She was the Principal in charge of Tait Advisory Services’ Intellectual Property Practice prior to its acquisition by Ocean Tomo. Before 2001, Ms. Elsten was a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Intellectual Property Practice and served as national director for trademark and copyright matters. She has also held management positions for companies including Playhouse Square Center, Target Corporation, Aveda Corporation and Sign Consultants, Inc.
Ms. Elsten holds a Masters Degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelors Degree from Oberlin College. She is a Certified Licensing Professional and a Certified Management Accountant. She is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Licensing Executives Society, the American Marketing Association, and IPO (Intellectual Property Owners). She served three consecutive terms on the editorial board of The Trademark Reporter and on the Board of Governors for the Brand Name Education Foundation. She has lectured on a variety of business topics for organizations including the Los Angeles and Orange County Patent Lawyers Associations, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Institute for International Research and International Business Forum, among others.