Retained as expert witness on fees, conducted fee review and analysis and prepared expert declaration filed with U.S. District Court in connection with opposition to $50 million fee request in patent infringement litigation (Oracle v. Rimini Street).
Review and analysis of over $1,400,000 in fees and in costs billed by law firm in defense of U.S. District Court litigation involving claims of antitrust violations, RICO, breach of contract, trademark infringement and trade secret appropriation. Designated as expert witness and testified as expert in deposition. Comsat Corporation v. St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company, et. al., Case No. 97‑2236 DDA/FLN, U.S. District Court For The District of Minnesota.
Review and analysis of over $1,500,000 in fees and costs billed in prosecution of patent infringement action. Designated as expert witness and testified as expert in deposition in U.S. District Court litigation between law firm and client concerning fees. Kirkland & Ellis v. CMI Corporation, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 95C7457.
Review and analysis for insurance carrier of over $2,300,000 billed by four law firms in defense of patent infringement litigation. Designated as expert witness on attorneys’ fees, prepared expert report regarding analysis of defense costs in underlying litigation in connection with coverage action brought by insured. Behringer Saws Inc. v. The Travelers Indemnity Company, No. C1-01-00025, Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Case settled before trial.
Review and analysis for major international semiconductor equipment manufacturer of over $26,000,000 in legal fees and costs incurred over 15 month period in major international patent infringement litigation. Project also included ongoing consulting with regard to management of litigation, preparation and analysis of litigation budgets, drafting of litigation management guidelines, and ongoing review of monthly litigation costs averaging $400,000 to $800,000 per month.
Review and analysis for insurance carrier of over $7,000,000 billed by two law firms in connection with business method patent and intellectual property litigation on behalf of and against national securities exchange.