Survey Research, Design, and Analysis

IP Survey Research, Design, and Analysis

IP Survey Research, Design, and Analysis

NERA experts often provide survey evidence in intellectual property (IP) matters. Our experience in IP cases spans a variety of products and services including automobiles, apparel, computers, cosmetics, entertainment, food and drink, pharmaceuticals, and sports equipment. We apply rigorous methods to address infringement, estimate damages, and provide our clients with valuations of their IP. We also assist counsel by reviewing opponents' surveys and identifying their weaknesses and methodological flaws.
 
We have conducted numerous surveys establishing trademark confusion, trade dress confusion, secondary meaning, genericness, dilution, and false advertising. NERA's experts have also designed surveys used in patent disputes and helped owners secure trademarks for their products. We are familiar with the standards to which judges hold survey evidence and design our surveys so that they meet admissibility criteria. We are knowledgeable about the thresholds required to establish proof in Lanham Act cases and are aware of the survey formats commonly used in these cases.

Name Title Location Phone Email
Dr. Christian Dippon Managing Director
Chair of NERA's Global Energy, Environment, Communications & Infrastructure Practice
Washington, DC
San Francisco
+1 202 466 9270
+1 415 291 1044
christian.dippon@nera.com
Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer Managing Director White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4119 christine.meyer@nera.com
Dr. Kent Van Liere Managing Director Denver
San Francisco
+1 303 357 4782
+1 415 291 1010
kent.van.liere@nera.com
Dr. Melissa Pittaoulis Associate Director Philadelphia +1 215 864 3879 melissa.pittaoulis@nera.com
Healey Whitsett Senior Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 9202 healey.whitsett@nera.com
Dr. Eugene Ericksen Affiliated Academic Philadelphia +1 215 864 3878 eugene.ericksen.affiliate@nera.com
Title Type Author
Control Groups in Lanham Act Surveys Published Article By Dr. Eugene Ericksen and Dr. Melissa Pittaoulis
The Use of Surveys in Litigation: Recent Trends Working Paper By Sarah Butler and Dr. Kent Van Liere
Using Non-Probability Samples for Confusion Surveys -- Mall Intercepts and the Intern... Published Article By Dr. Eugene Ericksen
Emerging Issues in the Use of Surveys in Trademark Infringement on the Web Working Paper By Dr. Kent D. Van Liere and Sarah Butler
Economic Approaches to Intellectual Property Policy, Litigation, and Management Book Edited by Dr. Lauren Stiroh et al.
Rigorous Surveys for More Accurate IP Damages Published Article By Dr. Alan Cox
Using Surveys to Evaluate the Effect of Non-Infringing Alternatives on Patent Infring... Brief By Dr. Lawrence Wu