QES has extensive experience with pharmaceutical patent disputes, spanning dozens of products and multiple therapeutic areas. With expertise in patent damages, QES work includes calculating the compensation to which the patent holder is entitled in the form of lost profits and/or reasonable royalties if the asserted patents are found to be valid and infringed, as well as in assessing commercial success and irreparable harm.
Recently, Dr. Vellturo’s damages assessment played a major role in a case in which Pfizer Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. settled for over $2 billion.
FINANCIAL PAYMENT SYSTEMS
QES has studied automated teller machine (“ATM”)/point of sale (“POS”) networks, credit and debit payment systems, check verification and guarantee services, and wire transfer operations, among others. Dr. Vellturo has provided expert reports and testimony in two of the largest antitrust cases related to the credit card industry in history, requiring rigorous and thoughtful analysis of enormous datasets handled in-house using dedicated servers and database and statistical analysis software Microsoft SQL Server and SAS®.
The healthcare industry, constituting almost 18% of the US economy, is subject to significant antitrust oversight. QES has experience working with some of the biggest healthcare names in the country in antitrust matters, having the professional experience and IT infrastructure necessary to work with large datasets of insurance claims, hospital payments, and customer membership data.
Successful medical devices often face patent infringement disputes, requiring expert testimony that incorporates a broad range of quantitative skills and industry knowledge. For more than a decade, QES has worked on patent infringement cases involving a wide range of medical devices, including heart stents, defibrillators, and medical testing equipment, among others.
QES has experience with consumer product marketplaces ranging from consumer electronics to skin care in both patent and antitrust cases. Important in both types of work is the careful assessment of specific market dynamics, including supplier characteristics, market structure, market concentration, and elements of consumer demand such as elasticities. QES has extensive experience analyzing these elements of consumer product markets using industry data and supplier-level transaction data.
In the context of assessing damages sustained as a result of patent infringement, QES has worked with various technology industries, including:
Digital entertainment products
Computer hardware & software
Smartphones, tablets and related
Thermal transfer printers