Intellectual Property Expertise

Altstadt Consulting personnel have assisted trial lawyers and their clients in many types of intellectual property disputes. Cases have involved property rights related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs and trade dress.  Our work has included the calculation of reasonable royalty rates, lost profits due to infringement, convoyed sales, incremental profit analysis, harm to reputation and goodwill, added costs and determination of gain by the the infringer.

Selected Engagements

Callaway Golf v. Cliff Cook Golf Company (Steve McCracken - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher) Mr. Altstadt analyzed sales of infringing product by the defendant in United States District Court (San Diego, California) in a trade dress infringement matter.

Applied Materials v. Advanced Semiconductor Materials (Vito Canuso - Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear) Mr. Altstadt critiqued the lost profits damage claim of the plaintiff in United States District Court (San Francisco, California) on behalf of the defendant in a patent infringement matter.

Dogloo v. Southern California Foam (John Sganga - Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear) Mr. Altstadt analyzed sales of infringing products by the defendant in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) in a patent infringement matter.

Dogloo v. Doskicil (John Sganga - Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear) Mr. Altstadt analyzed sales of infringing products by the defendant in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) in a patent infringement matter.

American Eagle Wheel Corporation v. American Racing Equipment, Inc. (Cynthia Schaldenbrand - Freeburg, Judy and Nettels) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the defendant in a design patent infringement matter.

DM Tech America, Inc. v. Ultra Wheel Company (Cynthia Schaldenbrand - Freeburg, Judy & Nettels) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a patent infringement matter.

DM Tech America, Inc. v. Guam Corporation (Cynthia Schaldenbrand - Freeburg, Judy & Nettels) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a patent infringement matter.

Edward Tobinick, M.D., Inc. v. Scripps Clinic Medical Group, et al. (Howard Fredman - Fredman/Lieberman and Doug Lytle - Higgs, Fletcher & Mack) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report and deposition in United States District Court (Los Angeles, California) on behalf of the defendant in a trademark infringement matter.

Judy Nagler v. The Hartman Group, et al. (Harold J. Light - Law Offices of Harold J. Light) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report and declaration before the American Arbitration Association on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of patent contract matter.

Samuel Gart v. Logitech, Inc. (John Sganga - Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in United States District Court (Los Angeles, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a patent infringement matter.

American Isuzu Motors v. Ray Fladeboe, et al. (James Mulcahy - The Mulcahy Law Firm) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Orange County, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a trademark infringement matter. Additionally, Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in a separate matter in United States District Court (Los Angeles, California).

Tempo Lighting v. Tivoli, Inc. (Michael Shimokaji - Law Offices of Michael Shimokaji) Mr. Altstadt prepared an analysis for a reasonable royalty calculation on behalf of the plaintiff in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) in a patent infringement matter.

Edwards Lifesciences v. Corevalve (Karen Vogel Weil - Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear) Mr. Altstadt provide consulting services to the defendant in this patent infringement matter.  Services included complete evaluation of discovery provided by plaintiff and preliminary evalution of damage claims by plaintiff.


Kold 'N Hostile v. Lightstorm Entertainment (Harold J. Light - Law Offices of Harold J. Light) Mr. Altstadt provide consulting services to the plaintiff in a misappropriation of trade secrets matter.  Services included evalution of damage claims by plaintiff related to the development of photographic systems for the film "Avatar".


Yang v. Winjet Automotive (Charles Sutton - Law Offices of Roger Hsu) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the defendant in a patent infringement matter.


Dominion Enterprises, et al. v. LinkUSystems, et al. (Brian Daucher - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton) Mr. Altstadt prepared a Rule 26 report for the plaintiff in a false advertising matter in a U.S. District Court (Central District of California) action.  Services included quantifying plaintiffs' damage claims from lost fees.

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