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Dr. Eric Becker

is an economic expert at Becker North, Inc. He specializes in the application of economics to complex commercial disputes. His experience in intellectual property matters includes the analysis of economic damages, lost profits, reasonable royalty, commercial success, and domestic industry. Dr. Becker earned his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

Recent Articles by Dr. Eric Becker

ITC: Licensee Investments May Satisfy Domestic Industry Requirement

Judge McNamara explained that domestic industry is not limited to the activities of the patentee and may be satisfied based on a licensee’s activities alone… Judge McNamara explained that the Commission does not require third-party licensees to participate as co-complainants… Judge McNamara explained that the appropriate date for determining domestic industry is the date a complaint is filed even though, in cases where evidence shows a dwindling industry, the Commission may consider activities beyond the complaint date.