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Dr. Mario A. Lopez is an expert in the application of rigorous economic methods to intellectual property and antitrust matters.  

Dr. Lopez regularly addresses intellectual property issues in litigation matters, including determining reasonable royalty and lost profits damages in patent infringement disputes. Dr. Lopez has provided expert testimony on patent infringement cases in US District Courts, the US International Trade Commission, and internationally. 

Dr. Lopez has been involved in some of the key fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) cases in the US, including Ericsson v. D-LinkInnovatioRealtek v. LSI Corporation, and TCL Communications v. Ericsson. Dr. Lopez co-authored a paper published in Antitrust, outlining methodologies for determining FRAND royalty rates. He has valued patent rights related to several technical standards, including cellular (2G GSM, 3G-WCDMA and CDMA, and 4G-LTE), Wi-Fi (802.11), AAC, H.264, HEVC (H.265), AMR-WB/EVS and MoCa standards, among others. 

Intellectual property disputes are increasingly international in nature, and Dr. Lopez has been involved in patent and standard essential patents disputes worldwide, including in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, India, and China. 

Dr. Lopez regularly advises both manufacturers and patent holders in licensing negotiations over royalties. He is an expert in the economic valuations of patents and other forms of intangible assets. He has also written articles and given presentations on economic approaches to licensing negotiations, the valuation of intellectual property, and economic issues that arise in ITC proceedings.

In antitrust, Dr. Lopez develops and applies econometric models to assess damages in price fixing and monopolization allegations. Dr. Lopez has analyzed a variety of antitrust issues, from calculating overcharge due to an alleged conspiracy, to assessing competitive effects of credit card company practices.

His experience spans a variety of industries, including telecommunications and cellular industry, pharmaceuticals and biotech, and computer software and hardware.

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Dr. Lopez earned his PhD and BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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