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Secretariat and Nine Experts Recognized in the 2024 IAM Patent 1000

Nine Secretariat intellectual property experts have been recognized as leading patent litigation expert witnesses in the eleventh edition of the IAM Patent 1000.

  • Bruce Blacker, appearing for the second consecutive year, is a “seasoned testifier in both US and international arenas.” The publication further notes that he is a “smart choice” referencing his “recent work including assessing reasonable royalty damages for Orange Electric Co Ltd [link] in a patent infringement case for which his exact testifying amount was awarded.”
  • Richard Brady is an “economic analysis guru” noted for “providing critical testimony in high-pressure litigation, particularly regarding healthcare-related intellectual property.” He is included for the fifth time.
  • Carrie Distler is recognized by the publication, which notes that she has “a deep understanding of the case law” and approaches her assignments with “enthusiasm and commitment.”
  • Richard Manning appears for the second consecutive year. He is acknowledged as someone “whose experience as an economist for biopharmaceutical companies proves vital to assessing the real-world challenges to and value of his clients’ intellectual property.”
  • Nisha Mody, recognized for the third year in a row, is renowned for her “prowess in economic analysis testimony.” IAM noted that her expertise “has led her to be retained in almost 100 matters.”
  • Aminta Raffalovich is recognized for her expertise in “technology and innovations economics” and her work on a multi-billion-dollar patent litigation case. IAM also commented that Ms. Raffalovich “can be called on for injunctive relief analysis.”
  • Steve Schwartz, who received the recognition for the fourth time, “has notched up three decades in the field, making him a smart choice for a range of economic analysis, including lost profits, commercial success and reasonable royalties.”
  • Ryan Sullivan is recognized for the eleventh straight year. The listing highlighted that he “is a go-to in high-stakes litigation, offering market analysis and economic benefit evaluations, as well as assessing damages. Recent work of his includes a case for VLSI Technology in which his testimony was the basis for an award of $2.175 billion.”
  • Jennifer Vanderhart made her debut on the list this year. The publication included a testimonial that she “is exceptional. She becomes intimately familiar with the financial details in every case she takes on. She is an excellent communicator and she is efficient.”

In its firm profile, IAM notes: “Living up to its name, Intensity [now known as Secretariat] comes highly recommended for the deep engagement and tailored expertise it brings to every case, with its professionals working together to provide creative and accurate solutions and testimony for their clientele.”

The IAM Patent 1000 is regarded as the definitive “go-to” resource identifying the world’s leading expert witnesses and professionals with world-class, private practice patent expertise. IAM’s extensive research process includes more than 1,800 interviews with industry specialists around the world. Only those identified by market sources for their exceptional skillsets and profound insights into patent matters feature in the IAM Patent 1000.

IAM’s full research and rankings can be found here.