Federal Court Strikes Portions of Its Own Expert’s Report

Business Valuation UpdateVol. 18 No. 6
Legal and Court Case Update
June 2012
7372 Prepackaged Software
511210 Software Publishers
intellectual property
economic damages & lost profits

Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. (V)
No. C 10-03561 WHA
April 10, 2012
US
Federal Court
California
United States District Court
James Kearl (court-appointed); Alan Cox (defendant)
Alsup

Summary

Last year, when a federal district judge (William Alsup) couldn’t convince the parties to select (and pay for) an independent expert, he enlisted the court’s powers under Rule 706 FRE to appoint an economics professor to calculate damages.

See Also

Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. (V)

Federal district court strikes portions of its own expert’s report on patent damages for failing to apportion damages among the patented and unpatented features of the in-suit IP.