Federal Circuit Discredits Expert for Using ‘Discarded’ 25% Rule

Business Valuation UpdateVol. 18 No. 12
Legal and Court Case Update
December 2012
7374 Computer Processing and Data Preparation and Processing Services
518210 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
intellectual property

Whitserve, LLC v. Computer Packages, Inc.
2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 17510
August 7, 2012
US
Federal Court
Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals
Steven Shapiro (plaintiff); Tate (defendant)
O'Malley

Summary

Federal Circuit reverses $8.3 million award because expert used the “now discarded” 25% rule of thumb and conducted a “superficial” Georgia-Pacific analysis to reach unrealistic conclusions.

See Also

Whitserve, LLC v. Computer Packages, Inc.

Federal Circuit reverses $8.3 million award because expert used the “now discarded” 25% rule of thumb and conducted a “superficial” Georgia-Pacific analysis to reach unrealistic conclusions.