John Bone

Managing Director at Stout

John Bone has more than 30 years of experience serving as either an expert witness or a consultant on damages in an array of complex commercial matters, with a particular emphasis on IP disputes.

Having provided sworn testimony on damages on more than 100 occasions and having testified in more than 12 jury trials (including in IP-heavy venues such as the US District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Virginia and the Northern District of Illinois), Mr Bone has developed an appreciation for the importance of presenting complex information in a simple and compelling manner. Mr Bone testified as a damages expert in Ericsson v D-Link, the first case involving the determination of a FRAND rate for SEPs tried to a jury. He is one of the few experts that is keenly aware of the issues involved in determining royalty rates in a FRAND context.

Mr Bone also has experience with the analysis of accounting, production and financial data for the purpose of assessing the economic basis for injunctive relief, as well as liability and causation. In performing these analyses, he has applied numerous financial tools and methodologies, such as discounted cash flow analysis, regression models and incremental cost analysis.

Mr Bone has worked across a broad number of industries and sectors, including agriculture, automotive, biotechnology, chemicals, consumer products, computer software and hardware, industrial equipment, medical products and equipment, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, textiles, transportation and wireless communications.

Mr Bone earned his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (concentrating in statistics and finance) and his BBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business (concentrating in accounting and finance).

Mr Bone is a managing director at global financial services firm Stout, where he leads the firm’s IP practice.

Professional associations

  • IPO
  • Sedona Conference

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Chicago IL 60606
United States

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