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Maronick Associates
Baltimore, Maryland
Department of Marketing, Towson University, 21252


Contact:  Thomas J. Maronick
www.adexpert.net
410-704-4077 Or Toll Free
tmaronick@towson.edu
Department of Marketing, Towson University
Baltimore, Maryland 21252

Contact:  Thomas J. Maronick
www.adexpert.net
410-704-4077
tmaronick@towson.edu
Dr. Maronick is the former Director of the Office of Impact Evaluation in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. He was the in-house marketing and advertising expert for all Divisions of the Bureau of Consumer Protection for over 16 years.
Information:  
Advertising,  Consumer Products,  False Accusations,  Labels and Warnings,  Marketing,  Multi Level Affiliate Marketing,  Product Liability,  Product Warnings,  Surveys and Assessments,  Trademark, 


Dr. Maronick is the former Director of the Office of Impact Evaluation in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. He was the in-house marketing and advertising expert for all Divisions of the Bureau of Consumer Protection for over 16 years.

Automotive Design Analysis L.L.C.
South Lyon, Michigan
10945 Stoney Point, 48178


Contact:  Michael Nranian
www.trialexpertwitness.com
248-376-0338 Or Toll Free
mnranian@charter.net
10945 Stoney Point
South Lyon, Michigan 48178

Contact:  Michael Nranian
www.trialexpertwitness.com
248-376-0338
mnranian@charter.net
Michael Nranian has over 30 years of experience focusing in Product Development, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Legal and Technical Compliance, & Product Liability Litigation. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Professional Engineer, & Certified Project Management Professional. He has an in-depth background and education in Law, Intellectual Property, Electrical, Chemical, & Computer Engineering, Product Liability, & Business. He has testified extensively as an expert witness in depositions, hearings, and trials in state & federal courts. He is also a licensed attorney in Michigan, Texas, & the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He provides and conducts Technical Product and Engineering Analysis, Patentability & Prior Art Research, and provides the Technical, Scientific, & Litigation Support for Intellectual Property. His litigation experience includes patent infringement / non-infringement under literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalents, patent validity / invalidity, prior art, & file-wrapper estoppel, for ITC & Federal cases, including Inter Partes reviews. He conducts analysis of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and products, prepares claim charts, & expert witness reports. This includes testimony and document preparation for cases before state, and federal court jurisdictions, and the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He performs analysis under the America Invents Act, and all 101, 102, 103, 112, and other arguments. His experience includes Technology Standards Boards and Licensing Authorities, Antitrust / DOJ, Technology Development and Transfer, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Licensing, Unfair Competition/Trade, False/Deceptive Advertising, & Lanham Act Actions, and Class Actions. His Product Liability Expert Witness litigation background includes all types of Safety Systems, Electrical Systems, Fires, Accident Reconstruction (certified through Northwestern University), and Evaluation of Alternative Designs for Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, and other industries. He has extensive Testifying Experience. He has over 30 years of experience in Automotive and Safety Systems, Sensors, Seatbelts, Airbags / Curtains, Seats, Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical Systems and Architecture, Warning & Diagnostic Systems, Sensors and Sensor Fusion, Vision and Camera Optical/Image, Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning, GPS, Navigation, Telematics, Powertrain, Engine, Cellular/Radio/Wireless/Satellite Communication, Information and Data Transmission, Data & Parameter storage & retrieval, Human Machine Interface, Controls, Crash Recorders, Crash Pulse Analysis, System Diagnostic, Fault Codes, Structure (including roof-crush and door) and Front, Side & Roll-over systems (including sensing and algorithm development), Occupant sensing, computer/microprocessor, software/source code analyses, Monitoring & Surveillance, Automotive & Recreational Vehicles, Trucks/Commercial Vehicles, Fleet Management Systems, Construction & Excavation Vehicles/Equipment, Manufacturing and Product Development for domestic and international corporations. He is thoroughly familiar with all regulatory (including ECE & FMVSS), and corporate due-care & SAE requirements, and preemption arguments, safety standards, occupant kinematics, biomechanics & injury causation as well as OSHA, ANSI, Fall Protection. Complete Forensic Investigations and Analyses.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Photo Analysis,  Automotive,  Chemicals,  Chemistry,  Copyright Infringement,  Electrical,  Electrical Engineering,  Electronics,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Intellectual Properties,  Licensing,  Litigation Support,  Materials Science,  Mechanical Engineering,  Motor Vehicles,  Patents,  Product Liability,  Safety,  Scientific and Engineering,  Telecommunications,  Trademark,  Transportation,  Trucking, 


Michael Nranian has over 30 years of experience focusing in Product Development, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Legal and Technical Compliance, & Product Liability Litigation. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Professional Engineer, & Certified Project Management Professional. He has an in-depth background and education in Law, Intellectual Property, Electrical, Chemical, & Computer Engineering, Product Liability, & Business. He has testified extensively as an expert witness in depositions, hearings, and trials in state & federal courts. He is also a licensed attorney in Michigan, Texas, & the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He provides and conducts Technical Product and Engineering Analysis, Patentability & Prior Art Research, and provides the Technical, Scientific, & Litigation Support for Intellectual Property. His litigation experience includes patent infringement / non-infringement under literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalents, patent validity / invalidity, prior art, & file-wrapper estoppel, for ITC & Federal cases, including Inter Partes reviews. He conducts analysis of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and products, prepares claim charts, & expert witness reports. This includes testimony and document preparation for cases before state, and federal court jurisdictions, and the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He performs analysis under the America Invents Act, and all 101, 102, 103, 112, and other arguments. His experience includes Technology Standards Boards and Licensing Authorities, Antitrust / DOJ, Technology Development and Transfer, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Licensing, Unfair Competition/Trade, False/Deceptive Advertising, & Lanham Act Actions, and Class Actions. His Product Liability Expert Witness litigation background includes all types of Safety Systems, Electrical Systems, Fires, Accident Reconstruction (certified through Northwestern University), and Evaluation of Alternative Designs for Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, and other industries. He has extensive Testifying Experience. He has over 30 years of experience in Automotive and Safety Systems, Sensors, Seatbelts, Airbags / Curtains, Seats, Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical Systems and Architecture, Warning & Diagnostic Systems, Sensors and Sensor Fusion, Vision and Camera Optical/Image, Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning, GPS, Navigation, Telematics, Powertrain, Engine, Cellular/Radio/Wireless/Satellite Communication, Information and Data Transmission, Data & Parameter storage & retrieval, Human Machine Interface, Controls, Crash Recorders, Crash Pulse Analysis, System Diagnostic, Fault Codes, Structure (including roof-crush and door) and Front, Side & Roll-over systems (including sensing and algorithm development), Occupant sensing, computer/microprocessor, software/source code analyses, Monitoring & Surveillance, Automotive & Recreational Vehicles, Trucks/Commercial Vehicles, Fleet Management Systems, Construction & Excavation Vehicles/Equipment, Manufacturing and Product Development for domestic and international corporations. He is thoroughly familiar with all regulatory (including ECE & FMVSS), and corporate due-care & SAE requirements, and preemption arguments, safety standards, occupant kinematics, biomechanics & injury causation as well as OSHA, ANSI, Fall Protection. Complete Forensic Investigations and Analyses.

Dr. Larry Chiagouris BrandMarketing Services, Ltd.
New York, New York
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Contact:  Larry Chiagouris
www.jurispro.com/LarryChiagouris
212-988-2882 Or Toll Free
lchiagouris@aol.com
BrandMarketing Services, Ltd.

New York, New York

Contact:  Larry Chiagouris
www.jurispro.com/LarryChiagouris
212-988-2882
lchiagouris@aol.com
Dr. Larry Chiagouris has served as an expert witness or consultant on a wide range of marketing and advertising issues at the federal and state court level or through consultation to Fortune 500 companies. A rare combination of an expert who has both substantial experience as a senior executive and an accomplished academician. Marketing and media expert with particular expertise related to intellectual property, media, branding and market/survey research issues. Unique combination of senior expert witness and consultant bringing both senior industry client side and agency executive experiences for Fortune 500 companies as well academic work at leading graduate schools of business. Called a “branding guru” and "consumer behavior expert" by the media and one of the best and brightest strategists and researchers. Combines senior and significant business experience in several industry sectors with the clarity required in explaining difficult concepts and theories to people not familiar with marketing, consumer behavior and media techniques and issues.
Information:  
Advertising,  Copyright Infringement,  Marketing,  Patents,  Retail Industries,  Trademark, 


Dr. Larry Chiagouris has served as an expert witness or consultant on a wide range of marketing and advertising issues at the federal and state court level or through consultation to Fortune 500 companies. A rare combination of an expert who has both substantial experience as a senior executive and an accomplished academician. Marketing and media expert with particular expertise related to intellectual property, media, branding and market/survey research issues. Unique combination of senior expert witness and consultant bringing both senior industry client side and agency executive experiences for Fortune 500 companies as well academic work at leading graduate schools of business. Called a “branding guru” and "consumer behavior expert" by the media and one of the best and brightest strategists and researchers. Combines senior and significant business experience in several industry sectors with the clarity required in explaining difficult concepts and theories to people not familiar with marketing, consumer behavior and media techniques and issues.

Jacoby IP Research
New York, New York
160 West 66 Street, Suite 60A, 10023


Contact:  Dr. Jacob Jacoby
www.JacobyIP.com
212-769-2700 Or Toll Free
jj@jjri.com
160 West 66 Street, Suite 60A
New York, New York 10023

Contact:  Dr. Jacob Jacoby
www.JacobyIP.com
212-769-2700
jj@jjri.com
Author of the American Bar Association’s 1,000+ page treatise Trademark Surveys, Dr. Jacob Jacoby has participated in hundreds of federally litigated trademark, deceptive advertising and patent cases since 1980. His body of work consists of surveys and critiques of surveys for both plaintiffs and defendants. Testimonials, access to his law review and Trademark Reporter articles, and considerable additional information is available at www.JacobyIP.com.
Information:  
Advertising,  Patents,  Trademark, 


Author of the American Bar Association’s 1,000+ page treatise Trademark Surveys, Dr. Jacob Jacoby has participated in hundreds of federally litigated trademark, deceptive advertising and patent cases since 1980. His body of work consists of surveys and critiques of surveys for both plaintiffs and defendants. Testimonials, access to his law review and Trademark Reporter articles, and considerable additional information is available at www.JacobyIP.com.

A Design Consultancy
Warwick, New York
P.O. Box 609, 10990


Contact:  Robert John Anders
A Design Consultancy WEBSITE
845-987-8674 Or Toll Free
rjanders@msn.com
P.O. Box 609
Warwick, New York 10990

Contact:  Robert John Anders
A Design Consultancy WEBSITE
845-987-8674
rjanders@msn.com
A member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society with more than 40 years of professional experience. During his academic career as a tenured Professor at Pratt Institute, he lectured internationally and had written and taught Universal Design and the ADA. During the past 20 years he has been retained as an Industrial Design Expert in 119 Intellectual Property cases, with extensive experience in design patents, utility patents, trademark, and trade dress litigation. He has also been retained in 157 product liability cases, involving consumer products, furniture, packaging and retail display design.
Information:  
ADA,  Copyright Infringement,  Industrial Design,  Intellectual Properties,  Patents,  Trademark, 


A member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society with more than 40 years of professional experience. During his academic career as a tenured Professor at Pratt Institute, he lectured internationally and had written and taught Universal Design and the ADA. During the past 20 years he has been retained as an Industrial Design Expert in 119 Intellectual Property cases, with extensive experience in design patents, utility patents, trademark, and trade dress litigation. He has also been retained in 157 product liability cases, involving consumer products, furniture, packaging and retail display design.

Argent Media
Dallas, Texas
2633 McKinney Ave., 75204


Contact:  Chris Silver Smith
http://argentmedia.com/seo-expert-witness.html
972-591-3466 Or Toll Free
argentum@verizon.net
2633 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75204

Contact:  Chris Silver Smith
http://argentmedia.com/seo-expert-witness.html
972-591-3466
argentum@verizon.net
Chris Silver Smith, an expert witness, is a well-established marketing and internet technology expert with an extensive background in Search Engine Optimization ("SEO"), web site development, Pay-Per-Click ("PPC") Advertising, Social Media and Online Reputation Management. He previously worked for Verizon as head of a technology department and some of his work there was patented. He was also awarded the company's highest honor for his SEO innovations. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies as an SEO consultant. Smith founded and operates an exclusive Search Engine Marketing agency in Dallas: Argent Media.
Information:  
Advertising,  Information Technologies,  Internet,  Marketing,  Trademark, 


Chris Silver Smith, an expert witness, is a well-established marketing and internet technology expert with an extensive background in Search Engine Optimization ("SEO"), web site development, Pay-Per-Click ("PPC") Advertising, Social Media and Online Reputation Management. He previously worked for Verizon as head of a technology department and some of his work there was patented. He was also awarded the company's highest honor for his SEO innovations. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies as an SEO consultant. Smith founded and operates an exclusive Search Engine Marketing agency in Dallas: Argent Media.

Dykema Gossett
Dallas, Texas
1717 Main Street Suite 4200 , 75201


Contact:  Victor C. Johnson
http://www.dykema.com/professionals-victor_johnson.html
214-462-6477 Or Toll Free
vjohnson@dykema.com
1717 Main Street Suite 4200
Dallas, Texas 75201

Contact:  Victor C. Johnson
http://www.dykema.com/professionals-victor_johnson.html
214-462-6477
vjohnson@dykema.com
Victor C. Johnson is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Dallas, Texas office of Dykema. Mr. Johnson's practice focuses on IP litigation including patent, trademark, brand protection and trade secret misappropriation, as well as domain name disputes and other forms of unfair competition. He is also experienced in all aspects of complex commercial litigation and has significant experience in federal and state false claims act litigation. Mr. Johnson has been the lead attorney on a wide variety of business litigation and intellectual property disputes for companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Information:  
Copyright Infringement,  Intellectual Properties,  Licensing,  Patents,  Trademark, 


Victor C. Johnson is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Dallas, Texas office of Dykema. Mr. Johnson's practice focuses on IP litigation including patent, trademark, brand protection and trade secret misappropriation, as well as domain name disputes and other forms of unfair competition. He is also experienced in all aspects of complex commercial litigation and has significant experience in federal and state false claims act litigation. Mr. Johnson has been the lead attorney on a wide variety of business litigation and intellectual property disputes for companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro, Accountants
Addison, Texas
15601 Dallas Parkway Suite 1050, 75001


Contact:  Karl D. Weisheit CPA, CVA
http://www.hsno.com/about/professionals/karl-weisheit/
972-980-5060 Or Toll Free
kweisheit@hsno.com
15601 Dallas Parkway Suite 1050
Addison, Texas 75001

Contact:  Karl D. Weisheit CPA, CVA
http://www.hsno.com/about/professionals/karl-weisheit/
972-980-5060
kweisheit@hsno.com
Karl Weisheit is the Director of Litigation Services for HSNO’s Southern Region. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst and is Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Weisheit has provided testimony as a forensic accounting expert witness in Federal and State Courts throughout the country as well as testimony before the American Arbitration Association, authored numerous expert reports, and provided litigation consulting services to attorneys in trial settings including the preparation for and rebuttal of opposing experts. He has been engaged as a forensic accounting expert by plaintiffs and defendants on a relatively equal basis. With over 20 years of public accounting, consulting and management experience, Mr. Weisheit crosses most industry lines. He has worked for two of the largest CPA firms in the world, smaller regional firms, and one of the largest forensic accounting firms in the nation.
Information:  
Accounting,  Business Damages,  Business Valuation,  CPA,  Damage Calculations,  Economic Damages,  Economics,  Forensic Accounting,  Intellectual Properties,  Lost Profit,  Patents,  Personal Injury,  Trademark,  Wrongful Death, 


Karl Weisheit is the Director of Litigation Services for HSNO’s Southern Region. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst and is Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Weisheit has provided testimony as a forensic accounting expert witness in Federal and State Courts throughout the country as well as testimony before the American Arbitration Association, authored numerous expert reports, and provided litigation consulting services to attorneys in trial settings including the preparation for and rebuttal of opposing experts. He has been engaged as a forensic accounting expert by plaintiffs and defendants on a relatively equal basis. With over 20 years of public accounting, consulting and management experience, Mr. Weisheit crosses most industry lines. He has worked for two of the largest CPA firms in the world, smaller regional firms, and one of the largest forensic accounting firms in the nation.

CONSOR Intellectual Asset Management
La Jolla, California
7342 Girard Ave Suite 8, 92037


Contact:  Jeff Anderson or Weston Anson
www.consor.com
858-454-9091 Or Toll Free
info@consor.com
7342 Girard Ave Suite 8
La Jolla, California 92037

Contact:  Jeff Anderson or Weston Anson
www.consor.com
858-454-9091
info@consor.com

 Jeff Anderson's CV

Weston Anson's CV

CONSOR Intellectual Asset Management has been a global industry leader in intellectual property valuation, expert witness services, monetization assistance, licensing strategies and more for the last 25 years. We have built a solid foundation of clients throughout countless industries gaining invaluable work experience with each one along the way. Our core areas of expertise are the valuation, management, and licensing of intangible assets. We are proud to be the only market-based consulting firm specializing in intellectual property. Our experts use real-world evidence and marketing criteria to help our intellectual property clients reach their goals sooner. We are dedicated to assisting our clients in maximizing the value of their intellectual property and intangible asset portfolios, while simultaneously minimizing risk and uncertainty. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS Landmark Decision: No More Georgia-Pacific 45 years later, the Georgia-Pacific walls have crumbled. The Georgia-Pacific Corp. v. U.S. Plywood Corp. case in 1970 established a list of 15 factors to be considered when calculating royalty rates, resulting in the Georgia-Pacific factors. Now those untouchable rules have collapsed, after Middle District of Florida Judge Hernandez Covington allowed the plaintiff's damages expert, CONSOR Chairman Weston Anson to offer royalty rate analysis without reference to any of the Georgia-Pacific factors, in the matter StoneEagle Services, Inc. v. Pay-Plus Solutions, Inc. CONSOR Expert Testifies for Hulk Hogan in Gawker Trial Jeff Anderson, Director of Valuation and Analytics, proved that Gawker benefited from posting the Hulk Hogan sex tape, during the Florida civil jury trial in March, 2016. The jury eventually awarded CONSOR's client Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) $115 million in compensatory damages, and $25 million in punitive damages, for a total of $140 million.
Information:  
Copyright Infringement,  Intellectual Properties,  Litigation Support,  Patents,  Trademark, 


 Jeff Anderson's CV

Weston Anson's CV

CONSOR Intellectual Asset Management has been a global industry leader in intellectual property valuation, expert witness services, monetization assistance, licensing strategies and more for the last 25 years. We have built a solid foundation of clients throughout countless industries gaining invaluable work experience with each one along the way. Our core areas of expertise are the valuation, management, and licensing of intangible assets. We are proud to be the only market-based consulting firm specializing in intellectual property. Our experts use real-world evidence and marketing criteria to help our intellectual property clients reach their goals sooner. We are dedicated to assisting our clients in maximizing the value of their intellectual property and intangible asset portfolios, while simultaneously minimizing risk and uncertainty. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS Landmark Decision: No More Georgia-Pacific 45 years later, the Georgia-Pacific walls have crumbled. The Georgia-Pacific Corp. v. U.S. Plywood Corp. case in 1970 established a list of 15 factors to be considered when calculating royalty rates, resulting in the Georgia-Pacific factors. Now those untouchable rules have collapsed, after Middle District of Florida Judge Hernandez Covington allowed the plaintiff's damages expert, CONSOR Chairman Weston Anson to offer royalty rate analysis without reference to any of the Georgia-Pacific factors, in the matter StoneEagle Services, Inc. v. Pay-Plus Solutions, Inc. CONSOR Expert Testifies for Hulk Hogan in Gawker Trial Jeff Anderson, Director of Valuation and Analytics, proved that Gawker benefited from posting the Hulk Hogan sex tape, during the Florida civil jury trial in March, 2016. The jury eventually awarded CONSOR's client Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) $115 million in compensatory damages, and $25 million in punitive damages, for a total of $140 million.