Impacts of Coronavirus & Major Business Disruption on Remedies in IP Cases (RECORDING)
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious business disruptions in most industries, and the effects are likely to be felt for years. On this webinar, panelists will discuss the economic impact of the pandemic, how these economic issues factor in when assessing intellectual property remedies, and existing case law on the impact of “acts of god” on remedies in intellectual property cases.
Douglas H. Frank is vice president of Analysis Group’s Washington DC office as well as an applied microeconomist with expertise in industrial organization, competitive strategy, and organizational and personnel economics. He has consulted to numerous organizations around the world in the areas of strategy, governance, and organization design. Dr. Frank has extensive litigation experience. He has estimated damages from patent infringement, copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract; assessed the effects of corporate actions and proposed misconduct remedies on competition; analyzed economic factors associated with motions for injunctive relief; evaluated commercial success; and assessed the reasonableness of charges and payments in commercial disputes. Dr. Frank is an adjunct professor at INSEAD, where he formerly served on the full-time faculty, and has taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the European School of Management and Technology.
John Jarosz is an economist and director of Analysis Group’s Washington, DC office. He specializes in matters involving IP, commercial damages, licensing, and antitrust. His IP work focuses on evaluating lost profits, reasonable royalties, price erosion, commercial success, licensing terms, best efforts, irreparable harm, and FRAND commitments. John has significant expertise testifying in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret tort and contract matters. He is also experienced in both U.S. and international arbitration, often serving as an expert witness in matters involving IP rights.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Jenna Pellecchia is a counsel at Akin Gump where her practice concentrates on IP, with an emphasis on patent infringement litigation. Jenna is experienced in all phases of patent infringement litigation, including pre-suit investigation, discovery, motion practice, claim construction, trials, and appeals. She also represents clients in inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO and assists clients in patent prosecution strategy. She has helped clients assert and defend against patents in high-stakes litigation, obtain stays of injunctions at the Federal Circuit, and defend against trade secret misappropriation claims.
Lucy Jewett Wheatley is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP. Her practice focuses on Lanham Act litigation, domestic and international trademark enforcement, and IP counseling. In addition, she offers significant experience with franchise disputes, anti-counterfeiting, false advertising, trade secrets and copyright litigation. Lucy has appeared in federal district courts and appellate courts throughout the U.S., and represented clients in inter partes disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) at the USPTO. Lucy has managed litigations and trademark enforcement programs for clients across a broad range of industries, including consumer foods, energy, apparel, luxury goods, telecommunications, and software.