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LES DC event: 2018 Patent Damages Symposium

When: Thursday, September 27, 2018
3:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, NW #600
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States
Contact: Ray Van Dyke
(202) 378-3903

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Greater Washington, D.C., LES Chapter presents:

2018 Patent Damages Symposium

Panel Discussion and Happy Hour


Thursday, September 27
3:00 - 8:00 pm


Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, NW #600
Washington, DC 20005


Before September 20

LES Member: $20.00
Non-Member: $30.00
Student: $10.00


After September 20

LES Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $35.00
Student: $15.00


Program Description:

The Greater Washington DC chapter of the Licensing Executives Society invites you to the 2018 Patent Damages Symposium which features a panel discussion on patent issues with a particular focus on recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit rulings that impact the method and process of assessing patent infringement damages. Our panel of experts will share their views and experiences the changing nature of patent litigation and the direction infringement damages will take in future cases. Topics include extraterritorial damages, apportioning lost profits, the entire market rule, surveys, citation analysis, regression and relevant case law.   A cocktail reception will follow the presentations.

Heavy appetizers- buffet, drinks, open bar


Program: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Happy Hour: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

2nd Program: 6:00 - 6:30 PM

As Vice President for U.S. Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center, Frank Cullen directs the GIPC’s domestic IP policy advocacy and research programs.  Cullen will provide an overview of GIPC and the broader Chamber’s IP principles and policy priorities, and also discuss the many issues of interest to IP stakeholders across industry sectors.  His nearly 20 years of service as a senior congressional staffer combined with extensive private sector experience give Cullen a unique perspective on how today’s IP policy debates are playing out and the potential impacts changes to IP policy may have for the creative and innovative industries that depend on a strong IP system to flourish in the global economy in the digital age.

Reception: 6:30-8:00 PM


Steve Crenshaw, Cooley LLP, Washington, DC

Steve Crenshaw is an agile litigator who advises a diverse portfolio of clients in all phases of intellectual property litigation, from pre-filing diligence through trial and beyond. He represents both established industry giants and disruptive startups across a wide range of technological fields. Steve’s practice covers all aspects of patent litigation with an eye towards damages and injunctive relief.

Stephen Holzen, Stout Risius Ross, Washington, DC

Steve Holzen is a damages expert and a consultant on a broad range of financial and economic issues. He provides liability and damages analyses in complex commercial disputes including patent, trademark, and copyright litigations and in international trade investigations. He also frequently consults on non-litigation projects involving healthcare compliance, transactions, and strategic business decisions that involve IP valuation issues. 

John Jarosz, Analysis Group, Washington, DC

John Jarosz, a managing principal with Analysis Group and director of the firm's Washington, DC office, is an economist who specializes in applied microeconomics and industrial organization. He has provided strategy consultation across a wide range of industries and delivered expert testimony in hundreds of depositions, trials, and hearings. His focus is on matters involving intellectual property, licensing, commercial damages, and antitrust.

Jeff Stec, Berkeley Research Group, Chicago, IL

Jeff Stec is a Managing Director, a leader of Berkeley Research Group’s Intellectual Property practice, and a co-leader of its Economics & Damages community. Dr. Stec has worked extensively over the last 18 years in the areas of antitrust, finance, intellectual property, and survey research, both as a consulting expert and as an expert witness. In the area of IP, Dr. Stec has conducted economic, econometric, and survey research analyses to determine the value of IP and the amount of economic damages resulting from patent, trademark, trade secret, or copyright infringement. He has addressed economic issues such as the appropriate measurement of revenues associated with the use of the infringing IP, the portion of those revenues that can be attributed to the IP, and whether the apportionment can be regarded as reasonable. He has given expert testimony in district courts, state courts, arbitrations and at the Copyright Royalty Board, PTAB, TTAB, and the ITC.

Jennifer Vanderhart, Analytics Research Group, Washington, DC

Jennifer Vanderhart is a PhD Economist and a Principal at Analytics Research Group, LLC. She is based in Washington, DC. Dr. Vanderhart provides litigation support services and economic consulting in the areas of intellectual property, antitrust, breach of contract, international arbitration proceedings, and commercial damages. Her clients include companies in a wide range of industries and retail sectors including computer hardware and software, retail merchandising, toys, durable goods manufacturing, mining, tobacco and financial services.


Frank Cullen, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center, Washington, DC

Frank W. Cullen Jr. is vice president of U.S. policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC). Cullen directs the center’s domestic programs in promoting and protecting IP rights in both the online and physical markets. He guides the efforts to advance IP enforcement and deter trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy.

Cullen began his career in Los Angeles, working as a consultant and later vice president for FCA Company, a full-service public affairs and government relations firm. In 1989, he was appointed public relations director for the city of Palm Springs, California, and conceived and implemented a promotional campaign featuring then-Mayor Sonny Bono.

Subsequently, he served as director of Bono for U.S. Senate ’92, as well as provided consulting services to a wide array of clients in the Palm Springs region.

When Bono was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, he asked Cullen to join him to direct his communications shop, a position he held until Bono’s untimely death in 1998. Then, he joined Rep. Mary Bono as her communications director. After one year, he was promoted to chief of staff, a position he held for 15 years.

An accomplished communicator and writer, Cullen appeared as a guest on numerous TV and radio shows, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Larry King Live, ABC Radio, CBS Radio. Cullen provided political analysis and election coverage for KESQ TV, KMIR TV, and The Desert Sun newspaper and guest editorials that appeared in newspapers in California and Washington, D.C.

Cullen also worked for legendary director Francis Ford Coppola at his Zoetrope Studios in Hollywood, California, and continues to have an avid appreciation for cinema and the performing arts.

He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a B.F.A. degree from the School of Cinema and Television. He resides in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife, Sonia, and their children, Taylor Anne and Wil.

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The Washington, D.C., Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


Cancellations are non-refundable after September 20.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact Chapter Relations at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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