Final Report of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology Patent Damages Workshop
28 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2016 Last revised: 25 Jan 2018
Date Written: August 15, 2016
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
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