Speaker:  Ryan Sullivan, Ph.D., CEO, Intensity Corporation

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:00 pm

Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP, 12531 High Bluff Dr # 100, San Diego, CA 92130

Food and drinks will be served.

How can you obtain better licensing deals and litigation outcomes?  Examine the feedback loop between patent licensing and enforcement.  Licensing can influence reasonable royalty analyses in litigation, and litigation efforts and outcomes may impact licensing deals.

On the litigation side, our discussion will address the damages framework for patent litigation in the United States, as well as global enforcement initiatives involving foreign jurisdictions and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

On the licensing side, we will discuss royalty structure such as running royalties, lump-sum royalties, fixed payments, and royalty caps.  We will also address the development of licensing models that are used for internal strategy, such as determining an appropriate royalty, and models that are used for external purposes.


Ryan Sullivan, Ph.D. is Chief Executive Officer of Intensity Corporation and provides expertise in economics, finance, and statistics.  He applies his expertise to solve complex and challenging issues that organizations face in the competitive marketplace and the courtroom.


Dr. Sullivan is recognized as a top U.S. economic expert by Intellectual Asset Management in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.  Dr. Sullivan was rated at the top gold-band level reserved for those professionals highest among their peers in the field.  According to IAM, “Ryan Sullivan uses sophisticated economic models to solve the trickiest damages conundrums.”  IAM further commented that the “outstanding academician is celebrated for his creative but rigorous, data driven approach and deep engagement with the questions at hand.”

Dr. Sullivan is often retained to provide expert testimony in high-stakes commercial litigation.  He has provided expert testimony in more than a dozen cases that each had more than $1 billion in controversy.  Dr. Sullivan has testified at trial in over 20 cases, provided deposition testimony in approximately 80 cases, and submitted expert reports in nearly 100 cases.