Vice President at Charles River Associates
Michael Tate is a vice president of Charles River Associates (CRA) in its Chicago office. CRA is an international business consulting firm focusing on IP matters in the context of strategy, licensing, valuation and litigation consulting, among other things. CRA is a leading provider of expert damage analysis and testimony for complex IP litigation matters. Before joining CRA, Mr Tate was a principal in the IP practice at AT Kearney, Inc, an international management consulting firm, and a consultant in the dispute analysis and corporate recovery practice at Price Waterhouse.
Mr Tate has served as a consultant and expert on IP matters for more than 25 years. He has served as a consultant and expert to a wide variety of business and industrial clients on matters involving financial analyses and modelling for the purpose of interpreting and projecting data and evaluating the economic impact of business decisions, transactions and economic events. Mr Tate has served as an expert witness or consultant in a wide range of litigation matters, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret infringement litigation. Although the issues have varied from case to case, most of the projects on which Mr Tate has worked have involved an analysis and evaluation of financial data for the purpose of determining the extent of financial damages, including the determination of lost profits and reasonable royalty damages. In addition, Mr Tate has testified on the issue of commercial success as a secondary indicia of non-obviousness in cases where the validity of a patent is being challenged. Mr Tate has also advised clients on strategic and valuation issues relating to IP and licence negotiations.
Mr Tate has served as an expert and provided expert testimony on cases pending in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.