Principal at Charles River Associates
Sean Sheridan is a principal in the IP practice at Charles River Associates. He provides economic and financial consulting, analysis and expert testimony in complex IP litigation. Dr Sheridan has developed numerous damages analyses related to patent infringement, breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation, including analyses quantifying lost profits, reasonable royalties and unjust enrichment. He has analysed commercial success, the economic impact of injunctions and the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement in International Trade Commission proceedings. He has also provided financial consulting services for a variety of non-litigation purposes, including transaction due diligence, licence negotiations and strategic decision-making. The engagements he has worked on span a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, hand-held mobile devices, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and biologics, medical devices, biotechnologies, automotive technologies, computer software and hardware, insurance and financial products, consumer products, and electronic health records.
Prior to working as a consultant, Dr Sheridan was an assistant director at the University of Chicago’s technology transfer office. In that role he negotiated numerous licences, collaboration agreements and other agreements with companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms to small start-ups.
Dr Sheridan is a frequent speaker and instructor on IP valuation, and also publishes on related topics.