IPFC is excited to announce that Nanci Espinoza has been promoted from Analyst to Senior Analyst.
Nanci joined IPFC in April of 2019. Since joining IPFC Nanci has worked on cases involving consumer products, oil & gas, and semiconductors, among other industries. Nanci is a graduate of the University of Houston.
IPFC is pleased to announce that Todd Schoettelkotte and Jim Nawrocki have once again been recognized in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020 guide as top expert witnesses in the United States. We are also excited to share that Bryan Van Uden and Daniel Lindsay have been acknowledged for the first time as well.
The IAM Patent 1000 publication “shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding” among the top patent professionals across the globe. IAM selected the professionals through nearly 1,800 interviews with attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel “to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.”
IAM Patent 1000 touted IPFC as “home to a stellar team of people that you can trust” with professionals who “have faith in their opinions and work with precision, giving them immense credibility when the time to testify comes.” Additionally, the IAM Patent 1000 publication noted that IPFC’s “diversity of their instructions exposes them to a broad spectrum of industries and technologies, which they do a superb job of understanding at a micro level of detail.”
Todd was specifically praised for being able to “handle multiple major cases at the same time while making each client feel like his only client[.]” According to the publication, his hard work and sacrifice allow him to “claim full knowledge of all the intricacies of his cases and add value in every possible way.”
As mentioned above, both Bryan and Dan were recognized in this year’s publication as well. Debuting in the IAM Patent 1000 as part of IPFC’s “stellar team of people you can trust,” the publication commented that the two experts “showcase remarkable range, in both transactional and contentious settings.”
Congratulations to Todd, Bryan, Dan, and Jim!
IPFC is excited to announce that Melinda Hodge has joined the team as an Analyst. Prior to joining IPFC, Melinda worked as an underwriter in the residential mortgage industry. Melinda received both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
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 would like to announce the promotions of William Hong and Cole Kartman from Senior Analyst to Manager.
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.
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).
IPFC is pleased to announce that Tyler Snoddy has joined the team as an Analyst. Tyler is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University where he received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Economics.
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.
IPFC would like to wish its clients, friends, and family a happy holiday season.
This year, IPFC was honored to participate in the BEARing Gifts toy and clothing drive for children in the care of Harris County Child Protective Services. The BEARing gifts program serves over 10,000 children during the holiday season. For more information, visit the BEARing gifts website.
IPFC announces the promotion of Kelly Campbell and Michael McGinnis from Senior Analyst to Manager. Congratulations Kelly and Michael!
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 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 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!