Patent Damages


Chris Marchese

I am a principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson, a leading intellectual property firm with offices across the U.S. and in Europe. I’ve been practicing patent law for nearly 25 years, specializing in patent lawsuits and patent portfolio analysis. I am co-author of a treatise on patent damages published by Thomson West (click here to see the book). I have also published articles and given speeches and seminars across the country on patent damages. I regularly present on-line damages webinars through Fish, and also present in-house seminars and webinars on damages issues.

Since the treatise was first published more than 15 years ago, patent damages have come to the forefront of patent litigation, as juries have shown an increasing willingness to award huge sums for patent infringement – verdicts for tens or hundreds of millions, even billions, of dollars have stung countless defendants.

This blog is an opportunity for us to share some thoughts and resources on patent damages. We focus mainly on district court decisions to give practitioners, in-house counsel, and expert witnesses a sense of how trial judges and magistrates are wrestling with complex, thorny damages issues. We do our best to locate and summarize the most interesting cases involving Daubert motions, motions in limine, and summary judgment motions directed to damages and damages experts.

I hope you find the blog useful and informative!

Liz Ranks

I am an associate in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson. I graduated magna cum laude from University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce) where I earned a certificate in Intellectual Property law and received the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in IP Law. During law school, I served as the Managing Editor for IDEA: The Intellectual Property Review. I also spent a semester as a law clerk for the Honorable William G. Young in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. I have a B.S. in Biochemistry from University of New Hampshire. Prior to law school, I worked as a research scientist investigating genetic diseases at the Jackson Laboratory, and I worked for Alere, a medical device company, where I provided technical support on a wide variety of medical devices.