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Christopher Spadea, CLP, Senior Managing Director with Ankura, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís How to Effectively Use Expert Witness Testimony to Prove Damages Event


New York, NY, September 12, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christopher Spadea, CLP, Managing Director with Navigant, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “How to Effectively Use Expert Witness Testimony to Prove Damages in IP Litigation.” This event is scheduled for September 25, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Eastern Time.

For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/prove-damages-in-ip-litigation/

About Chris Spadea

Chris Spadea is a Senior Managing Director in Ankura’s Intellectual Property Group, based in New York.

Chris has over 20 years of experience determining damages related to the impact of business events in the contexts of intellectual property, breach of contract, fraud, bankruptcy, and securities manipulation across a wide range of industries. In that regard, Chris has provided expert witness services on hundreds of matters in his 20+ years as an economic professional. In addition, Chris has significant “real world” experience as a former portfolio manager of the largest privately owned patent holder in the world. In that regard, Chris managed portfolios with $100s millions in invested capital, created monetization programs across a wide range of industries, simultaneously lead new investments in patents and worked to sell portfolios with $100s millions in transaction value. This real-world experience with a large patent owner coupled with decades of expert consulting experience allows Chris to bring real world economics and experience into his damages work and bring realistic valuation techniques backed by case law into his transaction and strategy assignments.

About Ankura
Ankura is a business advisory and expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for today’s ever-changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.

Abstract

Due to the various developments surrounding IP law, the determination of damages in a IP litigation dispute has become more complicated.

The testimony of an expert witness has become one of the most crucial ingredients in the determination of trial success. Damages expert testimony not only allows the trier of fact to make a decision on damages, but their work throughout the case also provides valuable economic information that is relevant to the litigant decision makers who manage the case.

In this live webcast, the Knowledge Group brought together a team of distinguished thought leaders and professionals to help the audience understand the framework of expert witness testimony in an IP litigation dispute. They will discuss in depth the importance of expert witness testimony, how to choose supported methodology(s) across a range of IP claims, as well as the key inputs needed to support an expert opinion. Speakers will also provide practical tips and strategies on how to effectively use expert witness testimony in overcoming specific damages issues recognized by the Courts in recent decisions.

Key topics include:

• Expert Witness Testimony: Recent Trends
• Common Risks and Pitfalls
• Best Strategies and Practical Tips to Consider
• Using experts in support of fact discovery
• Coordination between technical and damages experts
• Significant Court Decisions
• Legal and Reputational Challenges for the Expert
• What Lies Ahead

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group 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 for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
Contact Information
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
646-844-0200
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www.theknowledgegroup.org
Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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