Please join us as our speakers address patent damages across various types of free-to-consumer products (e.g., Google Search, web browsers), including social media products. The nature of these businesses raises several important and interesting issues—for example, what does “value” mean in this environment, as applied to intellectual property such as patents? How should apportionment issues be analyzed, especially when monetization strategy may be a step removed from the patented technology? Also, how should we reconcile sound economic analysis of patent damages in these industries with the case law?

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION! Please join us for this in-person meeting. The SDIPLA Board is monitoring CDC recommendations. We will have an outdoor reception with food/drinks from 6:00-6:45 pm where masks will be optional. The 6:45 pm presentation will be indoors, and we will ask attendees to wear masks during the presentation.

About our speakers:

Steve Schwartz, Ph.D.Steve Schwartz, Ph.D. Managing Director

Dr. Steven Schwartz is a Managing Director at Intensity, LLC. With extensive experience in economic consulting, he has been retained as an economic expert in numerous litigation and non-litigation matters and has provided testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Tax Court, federal and state courts.

Dr. Schwartz has over 35 years of economic consulting experience and has applied his expertise in high-stakes disputes related to commercial success, irreparable harm, lost profits, reasonable royalties, economic domestic industry considerations, and unjust enrichment. His areas of expertise include:

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Intellectual Property Damages and Valuation
  • Damages Assessment in Complex Commercial Disputes
  • Class Certification
  • Securities and Finance Litigation

Aminta Raffalovich, J.D., M.S.

Aminta Raffalovich, J.D., M.S. Vice President

Aminta Raffalovich is a Vice President at Intensity specializing in the economics of technology and innovation. Known for her “independence of thought” and “sophistication of skill,” Ms. Raffalovich serves as a trusted advisor and economic expert in complex commercial litigation and disputes. She applies her expertise in several areas, including intellectual property, antitrust & competition, finance, contract disputes, and business tort litigation. In these areas, Ms. Raffalovich provides expert analysis and economic consulting on issues including:

  • Lost profits
  • Reasonable royalties
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Commercial success
  • Licensing
  • Economic harm
  • Valuation
  • Economic domestic industry considerations
  • Harm to competition
  • Consumer welfare
  • Prejudgment interest

Ms. Raffalovich has expertise and experience in a range of industries. Her work spans the life sciences (including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics), electronics (including consumer electronics, semiconductors, computers, and telecommunications), e‑commerce, entertainment, payments, and healthcare, among others.