Final Report of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology Patent Damages Workshop

28 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2016 Last revised: 6 Oct 2018

Stuart J.H. Graham

Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business

Peter S. Menell

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Carl Shapiro

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

Timothy Simcoe

Boston University - Questrom School of Business; NBER

Date Written: August 15, 2016

Abstract

The determination of patent damages lies at the heart of patent law and policy, yet it remains one of the most contentious topics in this field, particularly as regards the calculation of a reasonable royalty. In March 2016, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology convened a workshop of leading “insiders” (in-house counsel, litigators (from both the assertion and defense sides), patent licensing professionals, and testifying expert witnesses) and academics (both law professors and economists) to clarify areas of consensus and disagreement regarding the treatment of patent damages. This report summarizes the discussion, key findings, and ramifications for patent case management.

Keywords: Patents, Damages, Conjoint Analysis, Reasonable Royalty, Patent Case Management, Expert Witnesses

JEL Classification: K21, K41, L86, O34

Suggested Citation

Graham, Stuart J.H. and Menell, Peter S. and Shapiro, Carl and Simcoe, Timothy S., Final Report of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology Patent Damages Workshop (August 15, 2016). Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Vol. 25(1), pp. 115-142 (2017). ; UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2823658. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2823658

Stuart J.H. Graham

Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business ( email )

800 West Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States
404-385-0953 (Phone)
404-894-6030 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.scheller.gatech.edu/graham

Peter S. Menell (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Carl Shapiro

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business ( email )

545 Student Services Building, #1900
2220 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
510-642-5905 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu

Timothy S. Simcoe

Boston University - Questrom School of Business ( email )

595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA MA 02215
United States

NBER ( email )

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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