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-Link, Innovatio, Realtek 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.
- Litigation | 07.15.2017
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 12.23.2016
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 11.20.2012
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 11.20.2012
Insights & News
- Antitrust | 07.16.2018
In this article, Dr. Fei Deng, Dr. Gregory K. Leonard, and Dr. Mario Lopez review and compare the two most recent cellular cases—Unwired Planet and TCL—to determine the extent to which the decisions are consistent with each other.
- Law360 | 01.16.2018
In TCL v. Ericsson, Judge James Selna issued a decision determining fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) royalty rates for Ericsson’s standard essential patent (SEP) portfolios. Edgeworth Partners Dr. Fei Deng and Dr. Mario Lopez unpack how the Court arrived at the FRAND rates, highlight key takeaways, and provide an economist’s perspective on some of the relevant issues.
- Antitrust | 11.28.2014
Dr. Gregory Leonard and Dr. Mario Lopez discuss RAND royalty rates in Antitrust Magazine.
- Law360 | 10.25.2013
Dr. Mario Lopez examines the top-down approach adopted by the court for determining RAND royalty rates for 802.11 Wi-Fi standard essential patents owned by Innovatio IP Ventures LLC.
- Law360 | 05.02.2011
Drs. Fei Deng, Gregory K. Leonard and Mario A. Lopez discuss economic factors that determine how an exclusion order would affect welfare in their Law360 article, “Considering Welfare in ITC Exclusion Order Cases.”
- Webcast, 03.05.2019
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Mario Lopez will join a panel in discussing developments of in the area of FRAND royalty rates for standard essential patents since the TCL v. Ericsson decision in 2017.
- Event, 09.07.2018
In this webcast, Edgeworth Partner Dr. Mario A. Lopez will join other thought leaders to help you better understand the legal implications of the TCL v. Ericsson ruling and how to handle these developments moving forward.
- Event, 11.28.2017
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Mario Lopez will participate on a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners, who will offer a discussion of the methodologies used in determining FRAND royalties as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding the topic.
- Event, 03.01.2017
Join Dr. Mario Lopez for a webinar discussing litigation updates and key insights in determining reasonable royalty damages in patent infringement cases.
- Press Release, 03.27.2019
An Edgeworth publication, “Comparative Analysis of Court-Determined FRAND Royalty Rates,” has won a 2019 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award. The article, authored by Edgeworth Partners Dr. Fei Deng, Dr. Gregory K. Leonard, and Dr. Mario Lopez, was selected by the Concurrences jury for the Business Article Award in the category of Intellectual Property.
- News, 10.30.2013
Edgeworth partner, Dr. Mario Lopez, discusses the calculation of RAND royalty rates in the Innovatio IP litigation matter in Law360.
- Press Release, 09.11.2012
Edgeworth Economics is proud to announce Dr. Mario A. Lopez has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President in the firm’s San Francisco office.