Intellectual Property Disputes
Commercial litigation disputes involve complex legal, financial, and economic concepts. These same concepts become more complicated in matters involving Intellectual Property (IP) claims and more frequent as technology has furthered the importance of intangible assets, now nearly always outweighing physical assets in enterprise valuation. Ocean Tomo’s Intangible Asset Market Value study finds that intangible assets now represent 90% of S&P 500 market capitalization.
Traditional intellectual property disputes were narrowly focused on specific products or features asserted to be infringed or misappropriated by a competitor. Accounting and economic experts developed specialized expertise, often working with technical experts, to value the specific IP at issue and quantify the profits at risk. Today, IP disputes frequently extended beyond a given product to impact the entire business of the IP owner, alleged infringer, or both. Damage experts who bring both specialized IP knowledge as well as general commercial litigation experience are well suited to such litigation. Breach of contract, antitrust, labor disputes, and numerous other commercial cases now have IP as a central element of the case. These new complexities require experts in valuation, financial damages and expert testimony with a broad perspective regarding the full economic, business, and financial impact of a given case.
Ocean Tomo addresses the current market dynamic with multiple experts having deep knowledge in IP as well as financial forensics and business valuation. Ocean Tomo performs IP and enterprise/equity valuation analyses to support our clients in all forms of litigation. We provide expert opinion valuation reports and expert deposition and court testimony to thoroughly defend our assumptions, methodologies, and conclusions. We are known for our “teaching” – as opposed to “telling” – style of testimony. Rather than only providing a judge or jury with a summary opinion, we communicate the key facts and application of approved methodologies in a clear and logical manner. Our client list is evenly balanced between plaintiffs and defendants, with engagements in a wide variety of IP litigation disputes including more specialized patent/trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims.
Our Financial Testimony professionals have industry-leading experience across all types of disputes and are skilled in the determination of damages involving all aspects of intellectual property. Our top testifying experts average over 30 years of intellectual property litigation analysis experience, benefitting clients when considering the complex financial data, qualitative facts, supporting testimony, and damages-related case law.
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