Patent infringement. Theft of trade secrets. Violations of licensing agreements. Significant advancements in technology and data. Valuation of intangible assets in disputes and transactions.
Intellectual property plays a significant role in the success of any business. Ensuring that risks are mitigated, rights are managed and enforced across multiple jurisdictions, and appropriate values are assigned is becoming increasingly important in the highly competitive global business environment.
StoneTurn’s Intellectual Property experts possess experience in providing a range of expert testimony, litigation support and transactional services—from damages expertise to royalty compliance and IP valuation matters. Drawing from diverse backgrounds in licensing, economics, law, finance, accounting and data analytics, StoneTurn works collaboratively with clients to provide thoroughly supported solutions based on generally accepted approaches to damages quantification, economic strategies and analyses, and determinations of value.
Our professionals have worked with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 multinational enterprises on patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, IP antitrust and licensing disputes. We untangle complex facts to draw clear and compelling conclusions to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.
How We Help
StoneTurn assists clients to quantify damages, provide expert testimony and create value from their intellectual property assets:
Damages Assessments and Quantification
We are retained to assist counsel and clients in their development or assessment of claims either prior to or during litigation to assess risk and scope ranges of possible economic damages specific to each matter.
We have also been designated as experts across the U.S., Europe and Asia, and have addressed the entire range of damage categories, including lost profits, reasonable royalties, price erosion, unjust enrichment and consequential impacts. Our experts summarize their findings in written reports.
Licensing and Royalty Compliance
We are regularly retained by clients to assist in conducting or defending licensing and royalty compliance activities. We work with counsel and clients to review license agreements, understand and apply the relevant royalty computation, payment, and reporting requirements of the license, request and review responsive documents related to the license, and interview personnel to understand how the license requirements were interpreted and applied, as well as how the royalty payments were computed. We have worked for licensors, licensees, and as neutral license and royalty compliance assessors.
Expert Witness Testimony
We have been designated as expert witness testifiers across the U.S., as well as in matters in Europe and Asia. These have included matters pending in courts, arbitration and in private negotiations, including serving as a neutral fact finder or arbitrator.
Due Diligence for M&A and Lending Transactions
We are regularly engaged by clients to provide Intellectual Property valuation analyses in connection with sales, joint ventures and lending transactions. We use generally accepted approaches published by the AICPA, ASA, NACVA and other valuation reporting and credentialing organizations.
Intellectual Property Valuation and Strategy
We regularly assist clients in developing economic analyses to support potential acquisitions or sales of intellectual property through industry, market, buyer, and seller research, as well as research on relevant third-party transactions using public and proprietary databases.
We regularly assist clients in developing economic analyses to support proposed royalties for licenses outside of litigation and in settlement of infringement disputes. We have participated in licensing negotiations, and supported licensing negotiation participants, working closely with outside counsel, in-house counsel and client business personnel. We also assist with intellectual asset management and commercialization.