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IAM Acknowledges IPFC Experts

IPFC is delighted to announce that Todd Schoettelkotte and Jim Nawrocki have again been recognized in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019 guide as two of the top expert witnesses in the United States.

Choosing the right expert witness is imperative, as economic analysis often plays a crucial role in IP litigation. Regarded as the “definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent services providers,” the IAM Patent 1000 guide utilizes extensive research and confidential interviews to identify “the practitioners and practices considered to excel at proving patent related damages.”

In the 2019 edition of the IAM Patent 1000, Todd’s peers described him as “an ‘exceptionally articulate’ expert who is ‘doing a lot of great work in the ITC right now.’” The publication also recognized Todd as “exceptionally well rounded,” for his economic studies in several different industries and handling of a “diverse assortment of IP and other disputes.”

Jim was acknowledged by the IAM Patent 1000 as a “veteran of multiple major patent infringement suites between competing top technology companies.”

Congratulations to Todd and Jim!

IPFC Announces Promotions

IPFC would like to announce the promotions of William Hong and Cole Kartman from Senior Analyst to Manager. Jamison Lookofsky was also promoted from Analyst to Senior Analyst. Congratulations to all three!

William Hong

Since joining IPFC in June 2015, William has worked on numerous intellectual property matters assisting clients in valuation, financial analysis, case strategy, data modeling, and data visualization.  William has seven years of finance and consulting experience across many industries including software, semiconductor, energy, and healthcare.

William holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Texas, with a minor in Business.

Cole Kartman

Since joining IPFC in May 2016, Cole has taken part in a variety of litigation related engagements involving patents, trade secrets, Lanham Act claims, breach of contract claims, and business tort claims, as well as matters outside the context of litigation.

Cole holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts in Applied Economics from The University of Houston. Cole has also been designated as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

Jamison Lookofsky

Since joining IPFC in January 2017, Jamison has contributed on numerous matters including patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trade dress, copyright, and false advertising across various industries such as oil and gas, medical devices, consumer products, and semiconductors.

Jamison holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University.

IPFC Announces New Team Member

IPFC is happy to announce that Matthew Reese recently joined the team as an Analyst. Before joining IPFC, Matthew worked in journalism and is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin.

Welcome Matthew!

IPFC Welcomes New Team Member

IPFC would like to introduce our newest team member, Nanci Espinoza.  Nanci joins the IPFC team as an analyst.  Prior to joining IPFC, Nanci worked at a global energy company.  Nanci graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Minor in Accounting. Nanci is also a veteran of The United States Marine Corps.

Welcome Nanci!

IPFC Announces Manager Promotions

IPFC announces the promotion of Kelly Campbell and Michael McGinnis from Senior Analyst to Manager.  Congratulations Kelly and Michael!

Kelly Campbell

Since first joining IPFC in January 2015, Kelly has been involved in numerous ITC cases as well as district court patent litigation engagements, including FRAND matters.

Kelly received a Master of Science in Financial Economics from Texas A&M and a Bachelor Degree of Science in Economics, with minors in Business Management and Phronesis from the University of Houston. Kelly also has earned the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics certification issued through NACVA.

Michael McGinnis

Michael joined IPFC in February 2016. While at IPFC Michael has contributed to various matters including patent, copyright, breach of contract, trade secret, and trademark.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M and a Certificate of Business Economics. Additionally, Michael is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

IPFC Experts Recognized By IAM

IPFC is proud to announce the recognition of Todd Schoettelkotte (President and Managing Director) and Jim Nawrocki (Co-Founder and Senior Advisor) as Highly Recommended experts in the IAM Patent 1000 ranking (click here)

As explained by IAM, “Economic analysis often plays a crucial role in IP litigation, whether relating to the question of reasonable efforts in licensing disputes, commercial success in disagreements over patentability or – most importantly – the quantum of damages to be paid for lost profits and as a reasonable royalty in infringement suits. Given the importance of patents as business assets and the significant sums at stake in compensation battles, choosing the right expert witness is imperative.“   The IAM Patent 1000 ranking is “commonly regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice expertise and leading expert witnesses.”  IAM undertakes “an exhaustive qualitative research” in order to “identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions.”  IAM conducted nearly “1,800 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.”

Todd was identified as “the hardest-working guy out there – he is extremely diligent and thoughtful when forming his opinions, and can, as a result, staunchly defend them when it is time to testify. He has a very keen eye for detail and is able to consider, process and utilise large amounts of data to build comprehensive, compelling damages models.”  Todd also “partners well with legal teams and doesn’t take anything attorneys say for granted” and “he follows changes in the law closely.”

Jim was recognized as being “superb on the stand – he explains his opinions clearly, is super credible and develops a wonderful rapport with juries,” and “offers his clients the full benefit of his nearly four decades of experience.”

Congratulations to Todd and Jim on this distinguished recognition!

IPFC Participates in University of Arizona IP Conference

On March 5 and 6, 2018, IPFC’s Todd Schoettelkotte and Jim Nawrocki were among several speakers at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law’s inaugural IP Conference. The conference, entitled “What Is My Intellectual Property Worth: Issues That Make A Difference Inside And Outside The Courtroom,” addressed current issues related to intellectual property litigation and monetization.

Mr. Schoettelkotte, President and a Managing Director at IPFC, presented on “Damages in Other Areas of Intellectual Property.” Mr. Nawrocki, Senior Advisor at IPFC, participated in the “Pretrial Issues and Strategies” panel discussion as well as the “IP Monetization Life Cycle” mock negotiation. The conference also included panel discussions with the Hon. Andrew Guilford, Matthew Kennelly, Susan van Keulen, John D. Love, Michael Manson, James L. Robart, and Leonard Stark.

IPFC was honored to be a sponsor of this event and looks forward to future participation in this conference.