Eric T. Carnick is a Director in Ocean Tomo’s Expert Services practice in the firm’s Chicago headquarters. The Expert Services practice area quantifies economic damages arising from intellectual property disputes and provides general litigation support.  

Mr. Carnick possesses over ten years of experience related to the assessment of commercial damages in matters involving intellectual property. Outside of a litigation context, Mr. Carnick has experience with intellectual property valuation and has provided analytical support to clients engaged in licensing negotiations and business transactions.  Mr. Carnick has consulted on numerous engagements involving the valuation of intellectual property and the determination of economic damages in commercial suits, including patent infringement, trade secret theft, and technology misappropriation litigation. He possesses a solid understanding of the financial issues and theories related to intellectual property litigation. While specific issues vary by engagement, most have included evaluation and analysis of financial and strategic data to support or rebut quantification of lost profits, reasonable royalties, price erosion, or unjust enrichment. He has supported counsel in all phases of the litigation process from discovery to trial, and his experience spans several industries including semiconductors, software, fiber optics, telecommunications, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, and the automotive industry. 

In addition to his role at Ocean Tomo, Mr. Carnick has also served as teaching assistant at Chicago-Kent College of Law, as well as a guest lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology Masters of Intellectual Property Management and Markets Program, supporting Ocean Tomo Managing Directors in their role as adjunct professors.  Additionally, he has participated and supported the Notre Dame Law School Mock Trial Program as well as the Kirkland and Ellis Institute for Trial Advocacy.   

Mr. Carnick holds a B.S. in finance from the College of Business at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, graduating with honors.