Intellectual Property Services
The intellectual property team at Echelon provides top-tier services to law firms, corporations, government entities, and private entities/individuals in intellectual property matters such as litigation and licensing. Echelon’s intellectual property consultants are credentialed and experienced professionals with degrees in accounting, economics, and finance. For more than 30 years, our team members have played important roles in some of the largest and most significant intellectual property cases in the United States.
Clients trust us with their most important intellectual property damages matters because of the depth of our team’s relevant expertise and experience in high-stakes intellectual property litigation and our testifiers’ ability to credibly communicate complex concepts and analyses to diverse stakeholders.
Our intellectual property services include:
Echelon’s intellectual property team assists clients in assessing and minimizing risk and damages exposure before intellectual property disputes arise. Should litigation involving alleged infringement or misappropriation arise, our services include assistance with early case assessment and risk analysis.
We consult on all types and phases of intellectual property disputes including patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement; trade secret misappropriation; unfair competition; and claims of false advertising. Echelon’s intellectual property team includes experienced testifiers who have provided testimony in federal and state courts and arbitral tribunals. Additionally, the experience and depth of our team allow us to effectively manage engagements of any size.
Echelon’s intellectual property team works cohesively with counsel and clients to develop solid and defensible damages analysis and strategies. We offer our clients insight into the litigation process from a damages perspective including discovery assistance, financial and marketing witness deposition support, settlement strategies, trial preparation, and trial testimony.
- Allocation of costs
- Apportionment of profits
- Convoyed sales
- Design-around costs
- Disgorgement of profits
- Entire market value analysis
- Fixed and variable cost analysis
- Forecast and projection evaluation
- Reasonable royalty damages
- Ongoing royalty damages
- Interest on damages (pre and post award)
- Lost profit calculations
- Manufacturing and marketing capacity
- Price elasticity of demand
- Price erosion
- Product line profitability
- Reasonable royalty determinations
- Unjust enrichment
- Deposition and trial preparation
- Document requests and interrogatories
- Expert testimony
- Review of opposing expert reports
Echelon’s intellectual property team assists clients with intellectual property purchase, sale, or licensing due diligence. We also assist clients with their licensing negotiations, both in-licensing and out-licensing.
Our intellectual property team helps clients determine the value of their intellectual property so these intangible assets can be managed appropriately. Our experience includes the valuation of patents and trademarks. We have provided estimates of fair market value and appropriate arm’s-length royalty rates for clients for corporate transactions, financial statement presentation, financing, and litigation.
Echelon’s intellectual property team assists clients in developing internal royalty monitoring systems and compliance programs, identifying the amount of unpaid royalties from licensees, and reviewing license agreement language. In the majority of the royalty compliance reviews we have conducted, we have found that the recovery from a royalty examination outweighs the costs. In addition, future revenue streams are often enhanced as licensees learn from the process, and our clients become more aware of issues that affect accurate royalty payments for future license negotiations.
Echelon’s intellectual property team consultants have broad industry experience including:
- Architectural Design
- Computer Hardware
- Consumer Products
- Energy (Oil & Gas)
- Financial Services
- Health Care/Medical
- Medical Devices
- Sports/Fantasy Sports