David N. Paris has more than 30 years’ experience addressing damages, valuation and competition issues in complex commercial disputes in U.S. and international courts, and in arbitration and administrative proceedings. These disputes have involved patent, trademark and copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secret, secondary considerations of non-obviousness, breach of contract, fraud, employment and antitrust violation.
Mr. Paris has testified on damages and economic issues in U.S. District Court and before the American Arbitration Association. He has provided expert testimony on damages and competition issues, including lost profits, unjust enrichment, benefit-of-the-bargain and reasonable royalty damages, and on economic issues relevant to granting an injunction, including irreparable harm, and secondary considerations of non-obviousness.
Mr. Paris also has experience advising clients on financial and economic considerations in patent and trademark license negotiations, and investigations involving intellectual property, including royalty audits and compliance reviews. He also has experience addressing economic issues related to remedial orders sought, public interest factors, cease and desist orders, and bonding in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. He has worked extensively with attorneys in all phases of the discovery process, including e-discovery.
Mr. Paris has conducted economic research and analysis of business strategies and practices of individual and groups of firms in a wide range of industries, including high technology (medical devices, semiconductors, personal computers, telecommunication equipment, mobile phones, smartphones, consumer electronic equipment and pharmaceuticals), franchises (automotive, soft drink and fast food), industrial and agricultural machinery, consumer products (nutritional supplements, insecticides, and contact lens solutions), and automotive parts (airbags and steering wheels). Many of these industries included large U.S. and international corporations and required economic analysis of domestic and/or international markets and global supply chains of firms.
Mr. Paris has also analyzed the likely effects on competition and market outcomes of proposed changes in existing and new regulations.