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!

Nicole Williams

I am a principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson. My practice focuses on patent litigation. I have experience with various technologies, with a particular emphasis on the life sciences, including DNA sequencing, pharmaceutical compounds and biologics, microfluidics, and medical devices. I have litigated cases involving digital cameras, sports technology, and flash memory drives. I have also handled many aspects of both offensive and defensive complex litigation, including: due diligence, pre-trial fact and expert discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting dispositive motions, and direct examination of witnesses at trial. Additionally, I've successfully argued in front of the PTAB in inter partes review matters and has experience drafting appellate briefing submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. I have experience with U.S. district court, ITC, Federal Circuit, and PTAB cases, as well as arbitrations.

While attending law school, I served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.