Dr. Mario A. Lopez is an expert in the application of rigorous economic methods to a wide range of complex legal disputes and regulatory matters. He specializes in developing economic and statistical models to provide clients with careful analyses of intellectual property and antitrust disputes across a variety of contexts and industries and has been an expert witness.
In intellectual property, Dr. Lopez regularly analyzes reasonable royalty and lost profits damages in patent infringement disputes, breach of contracts, and is retained to analyze licensing agreements and practices for multinational firms. He is an expert in the economic valuations of patents and other forms of intellectual property.
In antitrust, Dr. Lopez develops and applies econometric models to assess damages in price fixing and monopolization allegations. His experience spans a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals and biotech, telecommunications, and computer software and hardware.
Dr. Lopez regularly writes articles and gives presentations to address new economic issues that arise in courts. He recently coauthored a paper with Dr. Greg K. Leonard and Dr. Elizabeth Bailey published in Columbia Science and Technology Review that examines the importance of considering synergies among different technologies incorporated into complex products when valuing patents. 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.
- Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting
- Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
- Research Assistant, Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco
- Senior Analyst, Cornerstone Research
- 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.