New York, NY, June 20, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mark W. Pedigo, CPA/ABV/CFF/CVA, Senior Principal, GHP Horwath, P.C. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Patent Infringement Reasonable Royalty Damages Strategies In Light of Recent Federal Circuit Decisions.” This event is scheduled for October 8, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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About Mark W. Pedigo
Mark W. Pedigo, CPA/ABV/CFF/CVA is a Senior Principal in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting and Valuation and Corporate Finance practices of GHP Horwath, P.C. He has over 30 years of experience in economic damages analysis, valuation, strategic consulting, and financial analysis. Mr. Pedigo provides consulting, valuation and expert testimony services to counsel on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants involved in commercial disputes. He has analyzed economic damages and performed forensic accounting analyses, prepared expert reports, and provided expert testimony in the many types of disputes, including intellectual property disputes, breach of contract matters, business interruption matters, and other commercial litigation. Mr. Pedigo has assessed a broad range of patent infringement damages issues, including, but not limited to: lost profits, convoyed sales, price erosion, and reasonable royalties (including issues such as non-infringing alternatives, comparable licenses, and demand for the patented component).
About GHP Horwath, P.C.
As a member firm of Crowe Horwath International, GHP Horwath P.C.’s experienced professionals provide a wide range of services to both private and public companies nationwide and globally, including audit and accounting; personal, corporate, and estate tax planning and compliance; litigation support; business valuation; and personal financial planning, such as investment advising, retirement and estate planning, asset allocation and insurance consulting.
Crowe Horwath’s global network of more than 150 independent accounting and management consulting firms operate from 671 offices around the world. By aligning with Crowe Horwath International, the GHP Horwath staff maintains access to international resources and is able to provide pertinent information to clients who are seeking to expand into new markets or are coping with unfamiliar issues affected by local laws and customs.
The Federal Circuit in recent years has been increasingly vigilant in requiring patentees to provide solid proof of reasonable royalty damages, especially with regard to the application of the Entire Market Value Rule (i.e., claiming royalties on the entire value of the infringing product) and the use of other patent licenses as “comparable licenses” when determining the royalty rate. Given this apparent increased level of scrutiny, attorneys and experts need to be proactive, diligent and comprehensive in developing their damages strategies and damages discovery strategies and resulting reasonable royalty damages analyses must be thorough and comprehensive. In this two-hour live webcast, panel members will summarize key Federal Circuit cases that impact reasonable royalty damages and discuss implications of the cases and strategies to consider when conducting discovery of damages related information (i.e., document requests, interrogatories, requests for admissions, depositions, and independent research) and in either developing damages analyses or analyzing and critiquing damages analyses of adverse parties.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org