Valuation Expert Kristopher Boushie Rejoins NERA’s Intellectual Property Practice

12 December 2019

NERA Economic Consulting is pleased to welcome Kristopher Boushie back to the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as Director.

Mr. Boushie brings over 30 years of experience in financial and litigation consulting, with an emphasis on forensic valuation issues, and more than 25 years of experience focused on intellectual property matters. Mr. Boushie has an extensive background in the analysis and quantification of damages in the areas of intellectual property infringement, distributorship terminations, contract disputes, antitrust, and tort claims. He also provides consulting services regarding tax- and non-tax-related intellectual property valuations, intellectual asset management, royalty auditing, and other financial and cost accounting-related issues. Mr. Boushie has testified in arbitration hearings, in state court, in US District Court, and before the European Commission.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Kristopher back to NERA,” said Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer, Chair of NERA’s Global Intellectual Property Practice. “Kristopher is an outstanding colleague. He has a wealth of experience, and his practical insight and industry experience will be invaluable assets to our clients and our practice.”

Mr. Boushie is an editor of and a main contributing author to Calculating and Proving Damages, published by Law Journal Press. He is a regular contributor to the Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert journal and is on its Panel of Experts. Mr. Boushie has also prepared and presented a number of Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Professional Education seminars on a variety of topics related to the estimation of damages and valuation issues. In addition, he has served as a forensic accounting instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Mr. Boushie is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Virginia. He is Accredited in Business Valuation (AICPA) and Certified in Financial Forensics (AICPA). He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (NACVA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE).

About NERA’s Intellectual Property Practice

NERA is widely recognized as a leading provider of expertise in the economics of intellectual property (IP). We apply rigorous economic analysis in IP disputes to determine damages in connection with infringement and breach-of-contract claims involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and to address such issues as irreparable harm, the commercial success of a patent, and the impact of claimed false or misleading advertising. We value IP in connection with selling or licensing negotiations, preparing required transfer pricing documentation, obtaining advance approval from a tax authority for the price of a particular trade flow or resolving a tax controversy. We help our clients identify portions of their IP portfolios that have value, develop strategies to manage risk, and use their IP for strategic advantage in the marketplace. We also have broad experience with a range of survey techniques that can help determine, for example, the value of trade secrets, brand names, trade dress, and product claims in company advertising. Our understanding of the operation of markets across industries where IP plays a role allows us to prepare and present accurate and defensible analyses in these assignments.

About NERA

NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.