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Northern District of California Damages Assessments Early in Case

Forensic & Litigation Consulting

September 15, 2017

In January 2017, the Northern District of California (NDCA) enacted revisions to the patent local rules which require the early identification and disclosure of damages related discovery and contentions (NDCA local rules 3.8 and 3.9).

We expect many other courts to follow this NDCA action related to damages. Some courts may require mediation prior to damages related discovery. In an effort to designate a case “complex” and devote more of the courts resources, judges may ask for an early damages identification and assessment.

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  • Access to research databases and effective application of research tools
  • Deep knowledge of damages case law and innovative and supportable damages approaches
  • Broad based knowledge of license structure and terms across numerous industries
  • Experienced team of industry experts

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Eric Poer

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Dispute Advisory Services

Vincent A. Thomas

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Dispute Advisory Services

Christopher P. Gerardi

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Dispute Advisory Services