Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


Damages and Injunctions Committee


The Committee will identify and discuss the various legal and economic theories of intellectual property damages currently accepted by the courts, including the elements necessary to prove damages under those theories.  The Committee will strive to examine, compare, and contrast the damages frameworks in various intellectual property fields.  Damages theories discussed will include reasonable royalty, lost profits, price erosion, and any other theory of damages that might be allowed by the courts.  It will also examine the developing law in the area of injunctive relief.  Papers on these topics will be drafted, and a seminar held for final discussion and review.

In addition, the Committee will consider trends in intellectual property law, including ongoing and proposed changes to the law, and evaluate the effect or expected effect of those changes on damages theory.  Where appropriate, recommendations will be made to the Board to formally suggest modifications to existing laws.

Committee Roster

Chair: Thomas A. Brown, Dell Technologies
Vice Chair: Karen Vogel Weil, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
Secretary: Jenna Pellecchia, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Board Liaison: Ted Naccarella, InterDigital Holdings, Inc.
Staff Liaison: Samantha J. Aguayo, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Richard F. Bero
 The BERO Group

 John R. Bone
 Stout Risius Ross

 Rebecca Carrizosa
 Ropes & Gray LLP

 Jeff J. Catalano
 Brinks Gilson & Lione

 Alan Cox
 NERA Economic Consulting

 Brian M. Daniel
 Charles River Associates

 Craig Davis
 HP Inc.

 Syed Kamil Fareed
 Baker Botts LLP

 Mark Finkelstein
 Jones Day

 Daniel Foster
 McDermott Will & Emery

 Natalie Alfaro Gonzales
 Baker Botts LLP

 Julianne Hartzell
 Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

 Mildred Hastbacka
 Prakteka LLC

 John Jarosz
 Analysis Group

 Chris Kuyper
 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 Deanna Kwong
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Andrew Liddell
 Norton Rose Fulbright

 James L. McGovern
 McGovern & Greene LLP

 Scott F. Partridge
 Baker Botts LLP

 Mark A. Peterson
 Robinwood Consulting LLC

 Alan Ratliff

 Lisa J. Ulrich
 IBM Corp.

 Shirley Webster
 Ocean Tomo

 Andrew Wiseman

Non-Voting Member:Ronald A. Antush, Nokia USA Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Brett E. Bachtell, Qualcomm Incorporated
Non-Voting Member:David W. Long, Essential Patent LLC
Non-Voting Member:Gary M. Ropski, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Non-Voting Member:Daniel Roth, McCracken & Gillen LLC
Non-Voting Member:John A. Scott, Qualcomm Incorporated
Non-Voting Member:Timothy Syrett, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP

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