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Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer

Managing Director

Contact

White Plains, NY
Tel: +1 914 448 4119
Fax: +1 914 448 4040

Email: christine.meyer@nera.com
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Education

PhD in economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (National Science Foundation Fellow)
BS in economics, United States Military Academy (distinguished cadet)

Experience

Featured as one of Global Competition Review's "Women in Antitrust," Dr. Christine Meyer is considered one of the foremost testifying economists in the areas of complex commercial litigation involving intellectual property, antitrust claims, and commercial damages.

In the area of intellectual property, Dr. Meyer has analyzed damages and provided expert testimony concerning issues arising from patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, the misappropriation of trade secrets, and breaches of contract. She has considerable expertise in analyzing lost profits, reasonable royalties, price erosion, commercial success, and irreparable harm. Dr. Meyer has analyzed economic issues in a wide range of industries, with much of her recent work involving pharmaceuticals. She has been retained on behalf of both branded and generic firms in matters that have included small molecule as well as biologic products. Dr. Meyer’s recent trial testimony regarding calculation of a reasonable royalty rate for patent infringement by a generic pharmaceutical firm was cited by the respective judges in both a $98.5 million lawsuit in the US and in a C$180 million lawsuit in Canada. Her work has also included the valuation of patents, licenses, and potential business acquisitions.

In cases involving antitrust issues, Dr. Meyer has evaluated the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions, the volume of commerce for criminal investigations, and antitrust claims and damages in cases involving alleged resale price maintenance, monopolization, and price discrimination. In addition, Dr. Meyer has also written, testified, and presented white papers and expert reports to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice.

Dr. Meyer has testified as an expert witness in bench and jury trials in state and federal courts in the United States--including the Southern District of New York and the Southern District of California--and Canada, and before the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. She has also written articles and book chapters about patent infringement damages, and has been asked to speak about economic issues related to intellectual property on numerous occasions, including by the FTC in its hearings entitled, "The Evolving IP Marketplace." 

Dr. Meyer earned her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Selected Industry Experience:

Agriculture
- Cotton defoliants
- Fungicides
- Genetically modified seeds
- Herbicides
- Insecticides
- Net wrap for hay bales
- Seeds

Animal Health
- Animal feed additives
- Flea and tick treatments

Appliances
- Appliance retailers
- Large (T9) appliances
- Small kitchen appliances

Baby products

Cell Phone Equipment
- Base station communication equipment
- Base station controllers
- CDMA
- Switches

Cement

Clothing
- Athletic apparel
- Hiking shoes
- Running shoes and sneakers
- Underwear
- Water shoes

Computer Hardware and Software
- Bar code scanning
- Contactless payment technology
- Cookies technology
- Electronic books
- Enterprise software
- Financing websites
- Handheld terminals
- Identity recognition technology
- Internet advertising
- Internet search
- Internet service providers (ISPs)
- Iris scanning technology
- Java
- Media Asset Management (MAM)
- Mobile computing
- Printer software
- Real estate software
- Remote Procedures Calls (RPCs)
- Statistical software
- Storage Area Networking (SAN)
- Tax preparation software

Cookware and Bakeware

Credit Cards

Diapers and Training Pants

Engineering Services

Financial Newsletters

Food and Beverages
- Beer
- Bread
- Food distribution
- Eggs and pasteurized egg products
- Snack foods
- Yogurt

Fragrances

Glass Manufacture

Graphite Electrodes

Gold

Health and Beauty Aids
- Adhesive bandages
- Adult incontinence products
- Cosmetics
- Diapers
- First aid kits
- Hair color
- Hair relaxers
- Training pants

Hospitals

Industrial Chemicals
- Acrylates
- Adhesives
- Biocides
- Caustic Soda
- Chlorine
- Electroplating
- Ethylene Dichloride (EDC) 
- Industrial performance chemicals
- Ion exchange resins
- Latex polymers
- Perchloroethylene
- Potash
- Printed Circuit Board (PCB) chemicals
- Specialty polymers and products
- Superabsorbent polymers (SAP)
- Trichloroethylene
- Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)

Industrial Equipment
- Fuel pumps
- Graphite electrodes
- Industrial motors
- Laboratory equipment
- Tire fiber

Laser Handgun Sights

Linen Supply

Medical Devices
- Catheters
- Coronary stents
- Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) heart pumps

Metallized Cutlery

Mosquito Netting

Movie Theaters

Pharmaceuticals
- Antibacterial cream and ointment
- Antibiotics
- Anticoagulants
- Anti-hypertensives
- Antiviral
- Birth control pills
- Bisphosphonates
- Corticosteroids
- Eye drops
- Fertility treatment products
- Hypoglycemic
- Inhalers
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatments
- Opioid addiction treatment
- Opioid pain medication
- Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
- RNA-based therapeutics
- Statins
- Testosterone gel

Reflective Photo Umbrellas

Retail
- Appliance retailers
- Bar code scanners
- Online retailers
- Point of purchase display racks
- Self check-out (SCO) systems
- Shopping malls
- Supermarkets
- Traditional POS systems
- Truck stops

Satellites
- Satellite-based communications
- Satellite ground equipment
- Satellite manufacturing

Shades and Blinds

Standardized Tests

Television
- Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
- Interactive Program Guide (IPG)
- Set-top boxes
- Television advertising

Tobacco
- Cigarettes
- Smokeless tobacco

Transportation
- Automotive parts
- Busses and bus seats
- Boats and marine engines
- Truck stops

Wire and Cable Products

Languages

German

Title Type Author
Demonstrating Faulty Predictions in Class Certification Analysis Published Article Dr. Lauren Stiroh, Dr. Christine Meyer, and Dr. Claire (Chunying) Xie
High Court Brings Economics Back To Pay-For-Delay Analysis Published Article By Dr. Sumanth Addanki, Dr. Alan Daskin, and Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer
Economists' Roundtable on Hot Patent-Related Antitrust Issues Roundtable Discussion With Dr. Christine Meyer
A Comprehensive Look at the Critical Loss Analysis in a Differentiated Products Marke... Published Article By Dr. Christine Meyer and Dr. Yijia (Isabelle) Wang
25 Percent, 50 Percent...What's In A Number? Published Article By Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer and Dr. David Blackburn
Determining the Competitive Effects of Vertical Integration in Mergers Published Article By Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer and Dr. Yijia (Isabelle) Wang
Roundtable Discussion: Revisions to the Horizontal Merger Guidelines Published Article A Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Christine Meyer
Don't Feed the Trolls? Published Article By Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer et al.
Investigating Dual Labor Market Theory for Women Published Article By Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer with Dr. Swati Mukerjee of Bentley College
Reasonable Royalties After eBay Published Article By Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer and Dr. David Blackburn