VALUATION 
AND DAMAGES EXPERTISE

Broad expertise in economics, 
law, and technology, allowing unique

insight and creative solutions.

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Intellectual Property 

Specializing in the valuation and quantification of damages associated with intellectual property assets, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights.
  • Reasonable royalties
  • Lost profits
  • Disgorgement
  • Price erosion
  • Commercial success
  • Convoyed sales
  • Standards and FRAND
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Commercial Litigation 

Experienced in the
quantification of damages
in cases involving:
  • Breach of contract

  • Business interruption

  • Business tort

  • Class actions

  • Shareholder disputes

  • Securities fraud

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Bankruptcy Litigation 

Skilled in bankruptcy-related
valuation issues, firm professionals have been involved in some of the nation's largest bankruptcies, including significant roles in Adelphia, Tribune, Lehman Brothers and Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcies.  Service areas include:
  • Fraudulent conveyance
  • Solvency
  • Reasonably equivalent value
  • Preference
 

NEWS & EVENTS

MARCH 2020

Bergman Consulting welcomes Frank J. Sesi as a Managing Director.  Frank is a CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) with nearly a decade of experience in providing litigation consulting services for a wide variety of industries in the areas of intellectual property, forensic accounting, fraud investigations, fiduciary investigations, lost profits, quantification of economic damages, shareholder disputes, and business valuations. See bio

MARCH 2020

Jim Bergman testified as the economic damages expert for Pavo Solutions against Kingston Technology Company.  After a one-week trial before U.S. District Court Judge Josephine L. Staton in the Central District of California, the jury found that Kingston infringed Pavo's patent for a USB device with a swivel cover and ordered Kingston to pay a $7.5 million judgment.  Judge Staton subsequently upheld the jury verdict and confirmed Mr. Bergman's methodology. See Law 360 article​​

FEBRUARY 2020

Jim Bergman testified as the economic damages expert for SPEX Technologies against Apricorn, Inc.  After a one-week trial before U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna from the Central District of California, the jury found that Apricorn, Inc. infringed SPEX's patent related to hardware encrypted USB devices and ordered Apricorn, Inc. to pay a $3 million judgment based on Mr. Bergman's reasonable royalty analysis. See Law 360 article

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JANUARY 2020

Jim Bergman testified as the economic damages expert in a two-week trial before U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark in the District of Delaware.  The jury found that VMware, Inc. infringed on two patents held by cloud infrastructure company Cirba Inc., which does business as Densify, and ordered VMware, Inc. to pay a $236 million judgment, adopting Mr. Bergman's reasonable royalty damage opinion to the dollar. See Law 360 article

 

OUR SERVICES

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RECENT SELECT CASES

Cirba, Inc. d/b/a Densify et al v. VMware, Inc.

(DED 19-cv-00742) 

Testifying expert regarding patent and trademark infringement damages.

SEVEN Networks, LLC v. Apple Inc.

(TXED 2:19-cv-00115) 

Damages expert regarding patent reasonable royalty damages.

Pavo Solutions, LLC v. Kingston Technology Company

(CDCA 14-cv-1352) 

Testifying expert regarding patent reasonable royalty damages.

Alcoa Inc. v. Universal Alloy Corporation

(NDGA 15-cv-01466) 

Damages expert regarding lost profits, price erosion and unjust enrichment for the misappropriation of Alcoa’s trade secrets.

 

Droplets, Inc. v. Yahoo! Inc. and Nordstrom, Inc.

(CAND 3:12-cv-03733 and 3:12-cv-04049) 

Testifying expert regarding patent reasonable royalty damages.

Arconic Inc. v. Novelis Inc. and Novelis Corp.

(PAED 2:17-cv-01434) 

Damages expert regarding trade secret misappropriation, disclosure of confidential information, breach of contract and antitrust violations.

Kove IO, Inc. v. Amazon Web Services, Inc.

(ILND 1:18-cv-08175) 

Testifying expert regarding patent reasonable royalty damages.

SPEX Technologies, Inc. v. Western Digital, Kingston, Apricon and Toshiba

(CACD)

Damages expert regarding patent reasonable royalty damages.

Packet Intelligence v. Sandvine Corporation

(EDTX 2:16-cv-00147)

Testifying expert regarding patent reasonable royalty damages.

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Packet Intelligence v. NetScout Systems, Inc.

(EDTX 2:16-cv-00230)

Testifying expert regarding patent reasonable royalty damages.

Carolina Coupon Clearing, Inc. v. Cardinal Health, Inc.

(NCMD 1:16-cv-00412)

Damages expert for Carolina Coupon regarding trade secret misappropriation.

Ericsson v. Apple, Inc.
(EDTX 10-cv-289, 10-cv-291)

Damages expert for Ericsson regarding patent reasonable royalty damages.

 

Ericsson v. Apple, Inc. (EDTX 10-cv-287)

Expert consultant for Ericsson regarding FRAND reasonable royalty damages.

 

Ericsson v. Apple, Inc.

(EDTX 10-cv-288, 10-cv-290, 10-cv-292, 10-cv-293)

Expert consultant for Ericsson regarding patent reasonable royalty damages.

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WHO WE ARE

Bergman Consulting has broad expertise in economics,
law, and technology, allowing unique insight and creative solutions
to efficiently service all stages of litigation from pre-case valuation
to complex litigation analysis.
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Jim W. Bergman

President & Founder

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Frank J. Sesi

Managing Director

CONTACT US

120 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100 

Newport Beach, CA  92660

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 949.718.4435