SL&A provides general consulting and expert witness assistance in all areas of intellectual property, including patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secrecy misappropriation, copyright infringement, and intellectual property valuation and disposition.

From aerospace/defense to biotechnology, and from credit cards to telecom, our professionals have calculated IP-related damages in the form of lost sales and profits, disgorgement of profits, reasonable royalty, and cost savings for clients. The firm assists clients in licensing and royalty disputes.

Selected Case Studies/Notable Matters

  • Valued a family of IP that had been inadvertently granted to one group of shareholders in the dissolution of a high technology enterprise.
  • Proved that misappropriated information of a professional services company constituted the firm’s trade secrets.
  • Demonstrated that intellectual property misappropriated from a pharmaceuticals firm was the lynchpin in the defendant’s business case for the development of a new drug. Determined damages based on the economic advantage achieved by the misappropriation compared to denovo development of equivalent intellectual property.
  • Performed an economic analysis showing that a software maker’s operating system did not lead to adverse effects on adoption of enterprise software marketed by a rival and that there was no infringement on the rival’s patented and protected (closed source) operating system.