Dr. Mario A. Lopez Brings Antitrust and IP Expertise to Edgeworth Economics

Sep 11, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Edgeworth Economics, a fast-growing boutique economic consulting firm, is proud to announce Dr. Mario A. Lopez has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President in the firm’s San Francisco office, bringing additional talent to Edgeworth’s antitrust and intellectual property practices.

Senior Vice President and Director of Edgeworth’s San Francisco office, Dr. Gregory K. Leonard, commented: “We have witnessed a dramatic shift towards the use of rigorous economic methods to value intellectual property and approach licensing negotiations. Dr. Lopez’s expertise in applying these methodologies enhances Edgeworth’s existing capabilities in intellectual property litigation and business-related matters.” 

“It is an exciting time for economists in patent infringement matters—District Courts, the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission all are requiring a higher standard of economic evidence,” said Dr. Lopez.  “In a short time, Edgeworth has amassed an extremely talented team of economists who are dedicated to developing sound economic approaches to meet this standard, as well as helping companies evaluate the resulting effects of this requirement on patent valuation and licensing practices. I am thrilled to bring my expertise in this area to Edgeworth and join this exceptional team of economists.” 

Dr. Lopez is an economic expert known for applying rigorous methods to intellectual property and antitrust litigation. He has extensive experience developing economic models to calculate reasonable royalty damages and lost profits for patent disputes, and is regularly retained to analyze licensing agreements and practices for multinational firms. In antitrust, Dr. Lopez has expertise developing and applying econometric models to analyze causation and calculate damages in price fixing and monopolization cases. His experience in these areas spans a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals and biotech, telecommunications, and computer software and hardware.

Dr. Lopez recently co-authored a paper with Dr. Gregory K. Leonard and Dr. Elizabeth Bailey published in Columbia Science and Technology Review that examines why it is important to consider synergies among different technologies incorporated into complex products.

Dr. Lopez earned his B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Edgeworth Economics LLC provides quantitative and economic consulting in the course of litigation and business to its clients, which include world-class law firms, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.  Edgeworth experts apply their knowledge and experience, along with state-of-the-art computing infrastructure, to help clients efficiently manage complex issues including antitrust litigationmergers and acquisitionsclass certificationlabordata management, and intellectual property.  As a rapidly growing firm with a fresh approach, Edgeworth attracts leaders and teachers from across the industry including PhD economists, MBAs, statisticians, programmers, and engineers. Edgeworth Economics currently has offices in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA.

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