Intellectual Property Litigation

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BDO recognizes that protecting intellectual property as well as defending against claims of infringement are essential for success. Backed by the extensive resources of one of the world’s largest international accounting and advisory networks, BDO’s Intellectual Property litigation professionals provide financial and economic consulting to attorneys and clients involved in complex intellectual property disputes.     

Our professionals have extensive experience assessing damages and providing expert testimony on a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including those involving claims of patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, and trade secret misappropriation, among others. Tailoring our services accordingly, our professionals work closely with counsel and their clients, including major multinational corporations, universities, startups, franchises, and individual inventors, to assist with the following:

  • Developing case strategy
  • Preparing discovery requests
  • Analyzing counterclaims
  • Analyzing financial issues and developing robust financial models
  • Preparing expert reports reflecting professional opinions
  • Responding to opposing expert opinions
  • Preparing for the deposition of key witnesses
  • Assisting with settlement negotiations
  • Testifying at deposition, arbitration, and trial

Assessing intellectual property damages at BDO involves applying financial and economic theories and approaches grounded in a thorough understanding of damages-specific legal authority. This includes an assessment of the Georgia-Pacific factors, Panduit factors, and other widely-accepted approaches while always focusing on the specific facts of each case.

BDO professionals have the knowledge and expertise to advise clients on the following:

  • Lost sales and profits
  • Convoyed sales
  • Reasonable royalties
  • Price erosion
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Disgorgement of profits
  • Corrective advertising
  • Irreparable harm
  • Commercial success
  • Prejudgment and post-verdict interest

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