Analysis Group

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Of Analysis Group, one IAM Patent 1000 gold-ranked litigator comments: “I frequently use its economic experts for substantial, high-profile cases and have been doing so for more than 20 years. I find them to be thorough, reliable and efficient.” Another top trial lawyer adds: “I recommend it without hesitation to clients, especially when analysis is required in extremely complex settings. Its opinions in patent damages and antitrust matters can be relied on completely.” A powerhouse consultancy – it has more than 1,000 professionals on deck across North America, Europe and Asia – it has outstanding IP credentials and a superlative track record across district courts, the ITC and arbitral forums. The firm is distinguished not only by the depth of its bench – including the high-quality affiliated experts with which it works – but also by its collaborative approach: the lack of hierarchy in the IP group gives everyone a voice, which improves the flow of ideas and leads to better results. Leading lights include John Jarosz, described as “simply the best” by the individual whose comments open this write-up; senior adviser Keith Ugone, who has testified extensively across many industries and in challenging matters involving SEPs; and Carla Mulhern, who is prized for her ITC know-how, blend of litigation and valuation skills, and complete composure. They make their return to the rankings this year alongside Laura B Stamm, a Boston-based affiliated expert who speaks with authority on the subject of lost profits; Jeffrey Kinrich, who is distinguished by his trans-IP experience and well-roundedness as an economic expert; Robert Vigil, a go-to for pharmaceutical cases (and many others) with a flair for damages assessment, IP valuation and licensing; Christopher Borek, who has a gift for giving relatable testimony that dispels doubt and resonates in court; and Justin McLean, who is brilliant at trial and a valuable partner – and inspiring team leader – from start to finish of litigation. Joining them in the guide are Lauren Kindler and Minh Doan, both vice presidents with wide-ranging IP, commercial and antitrust experience. Kindler, who has niche insight on FRAND royalty rates, recently took point on damages in a trial involving media streaming technology. Doan “grasps the details of the most convoluted matters quickly and conducts creative analyses that are grounded in a strong understanding of the law on patent damages. Calm, poised, pleasant and professional – and firm without being disagreeable – she is delightful to work with”.

Firm Profile

Analysis Group is one of the largest international economics consulting firms, with more than 1,000 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.

Analysis Group’s expertise covers the full spectrum of IP issues, from patent, copyright, trademarks, and trademark infringement to misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. We have extensive experience handling IP matters across a range of industries, including:

  • Airlines
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer products and services
  • Electronics
  • Hardware
  • Health care
  • Internet
  • Life sciences
  • Manufacturing products and processes
  • Media and entertainment
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Software
  • Telecommunications

Our professionals have assisted attorneys and corporate clients in all phases of litigation and on a variety of matters, including:

  • Bonding
  • Commercial success
  • Damages (lost profits, price erosion, reasonable royalty)
  • Domestic industry
  • Financial modelling
  • Fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) compliance
  • Irreparable harm
  • Licensing
  • Preliminary/permanent injunction
  • Technology transfer
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Valuation

We have worked on many notable IP cases for major companies, including Amazon, Bombardier, Del Monte Foods, Emerson Electric, Eli Lilly, Google, Medtronic, Microsoft, Priceline, Qualcomm, Samsung, Skechers, and Verizon.

We also have helped corporate clients manage their intangible assets to achieve competitive advantage and growth. This includes the valuation, transfer and structuring of IP assets in business settings. We have structured optimal business arrangements relevant to the sale or licensing of IP, and recommended appropriate compensation structures, scopes of agreement and levels of collaboration between or among the parties. In all of our IP engagements, we deliver specialised expertise by drawing upon our firm’s capabilities in related practice areas.

Clients benefit from our ability to deploy both traditional and advanced analytical tools and methodologies in assessing sales impacts, prices, profits and substitution patterns. Examples include econometric demand analyses, conjoint surveys, social media analyses and machine learning tools. We also work closely with our networks of highly distinguished experts from leading universities and industry experts to develop and present innovative, fact-based solutions for our clients. The combination of our case teams’ experience with the specialised skills and knowledge of our academic and industry experts allows us to offer a unique breadth and depth of IP expertise to our clients.

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