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17 May’19

Trade Secret Damages Expert Blog: The Investment Value Approach to Damages Calculation

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This is the second blog in our series on trade secrets and the methodologies utilized in calculating trade secret misappropriation damages. In the previous blog, we discussed the DSC Communications v. Next Level Communications case which provided an example of the flexible approach to the calculation of trade secret damages. In the DSC Communications case, […]

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26 Apr’19

When a Stick Becomes a Carrot: How Toyota’s Royalty-Free Patent Move Impacts The Valuation of Its IP Portfolio

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Toyota has recently announced (April 2019) that it will grant royalty-free licenses on nearly 24,000 patents related to its hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) market. In the announcement, Toyota stated that its goals were to promote widespread adoption of electrified vehicles in an effort to help governments, automakers and society at large accomplish goals related to […]

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15 Apr’19

Trade Secret Damages Expert Blog: The Flexible Approach to Damages Calculation

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Trade secrets have become an increasingly important corporate asset that brings value to companies as part of their overall intellectual property (IP) strategy and portfolio. Foresight Valuation Group is an IP valuation, strategy and litigation consulting firm that specializes in assisting our clients in extracting value from their innovations, and understanding the value created by […]

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29 Mar’19

Fair Use: Friend or Foe?

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Several months back in an article discussing Brand Extendibility, I touched on a humorous exchange between In-N-Out Burger and a microbrewery regarding some obvious trademark infringement. In that case, the burger chain’s attorneys decided to approach the situation in a light hearted manner, issuing a pun-filled cease and desist notice. Earlier this month, however, the […]

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