NERA Insights Webinar | What’s a Reasonable Opinion for a Reasonable Royalty?

20 February 2020

Courts have begun to recognize that a reasonable royalty may be a range of values rather than a single amount. In this free, live, one-hour webinar, held 12:00–1:00 pm EST on 20 February, NERA Director Dr. David Blackburn and Cook Alciati, Principal of Gardella Grace, will discuss:

  • The standards set forth in case law
  • Whether the standards can be met without a single answer and if so, how
  • The “Georgia Pacific Factors” for determining reasonable royalties in patent infringement cases
    • A hypothetical negotiation framework
    • Elements the damages expert must find
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CLE credit is approved for New York and California.


Dr. David Blackburn
Director, NERA Economic Consulting

Cook Alciati
Principal, Gardella Grace

David Blackburn is a Director in NERA’s Intellectual Property practice and is Head of the Life Sciences group. His area of expertise includes intellectual property, antitrust and competition policy, and econometric analysis. Dr. Blackburn conducts research and prepares expert reports for patent, trademark, and copyright infringement disputes, and false and misleading advertising cases. He regularly conducts analyses related to the issues of commercial success and preliminary and permanent injunctions in both Inter Partes Review and Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) proceedings pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act. Dr. Blackburn has provided testimony in the US District Court, arbitration, and before the Copyright Royalty Board.

Cook Alciati, Principal of Gardella Grace, specializes in intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. In addition to his experience litigating patents, he has experience in complex commercial litigation, trade secret litigation, and trademark and copyright litigation. Mr. Alciati has experience in representing clients in district courts around the United States, Inter Partes Review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and appellate matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

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