Joel Wacek, Principal, Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Patent Infringement Damages

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Joel Wacek, Principal, Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC will speak at its webcast entitled, “Patent Infringement Damages: Building Damages Analyses to Last in the Wake of MLC International v. Micron Technology.” End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 04, 2022 - This event is scheduled for January 26, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET).
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    About Joel Wacek
    Joel Wacek serves as a Principal at Hoffman Alvary and is an expert in providing financial and economic analyses in intellectual property disputes. He has testified as an expert witness at trial on damages in intellectual property infringement matters, and also provides financial analysis related to commercial disputes, licensing campaigns, and matters before the International Trade Commission. A particular focus of Mr. Wacek’s practice involves continually monitoring the developing changes in intellectual property damages case law to inform his complex damages analyses involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

    Mr. Wacek was named in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 editions of the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, which identifies individuals nominated multiple times by different parties as leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of intellectual property portfolios. Mr. Wacek holds an M.B.A. and a Masters of Science in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and a B.A. in both Economics and History from Boston College. He is a Certified Licensing Professional and member of the Licensing Executives Society and International Trademark Association.

    About Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC
    Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC was founded in 1996 by experienced consultants committed to providing exceptional professional services to law firms, their clients, and other institutions worldwide. The firm’s specialized service offerings allow us to be involved in many of the largest and most influential engagements in our profession. Hoffman Alvary’s Litigation and Valuation practices provide expert consulting services to companies and their counsel, educational institutions, and individual inventors in a broad range of litigation and dispute engagements. Our Principals have testified as expert witnesses on damages, valuation, and other financial issues in federal and state courts, in arbitration proceedings, and in investigations before the International Trade Commission.

    The firm’s Law Firm Consulting practice focuses on management consulting to major law firms throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe, and works regularly with nearly half the AmLaw 100 and AmLaw Second Hundred firms in their strategic and tactical considerations.

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    Event Summary
    With the ever-changing regulatory trends involving patent infringement, lawyers should be competent in furnishing a sound damage analysis to mitigate risks and effectively respond to damage discovery. Reasonable royalties are by far the most common form of damages awarded among the primary remedies available in patent infringement cases. However, the implications of MLC International v. Micron Technology have left questions among patent litigators, particularly on the required disclosure of a royalty rate during fact discovery.
    Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide a comprehensive discussion of the recent developments and legal issues surrounding patent infringement cases. Speakers, among other things, will discuss the role of patent litigators and economic experts in framing out and filling in a survivable damages analysis, including:
    • An overview of patent infringement damages, including reasonable royalty damages, and the implications of MLC International v. Micron Technology
    • Discussion of the application of MLC in the district courts
    • The roles of counsel and experts in furnishing the materials for a sound damages analysis and the perils of failing to take and respond to damages discovery
    • The timing of discovery efforts directed to damages
    • The use of summary judgment and motions in limine to weed out unsound damages analyses and keys to survival when defending against such claims

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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