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Resume of John E. Altstadt

Intellectual Property

Summary of Qualifications

John E. Altstadt specializes in assisting attorneys and their clients in summarizing economic, financial and accounting data related to litigation matters and providing expert testimony. Mr. Altstadt has practiced in the fields of accounting and consulting for over thirty-seven years. During that period, he has provided a wide range of services related to the intellectual property owned by individuals and companies. His audit clients have included entities involved in transportation, retail, distribution, medical devices, financial services, real estate and non-profit. Mr. Altstadt has provided a variety of services including audit, review and compilations; corporate and individual tax planning and compliance work; and various consulting engagements such as buy/sell analysis and loan restructuring. In the specialized practice area of dispute consulting, Mr. Altstadt has provided a variety of services including expert witness testimony, damage assessment and evaluation, business valuation, forensic accounting, fraud investigations, lost profits and lost earnings analysis, liability analysis and pre-trial discovery assistance.

Experience

May 1998 to Present - Co-Owner - Altstadt Consulting

May 1998 to June 2006 - Co-Founder and Partner - Lit.Econ LLP

October 1996 to May 1998 - Senior Manager, Dispute Consulting Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Costa Mesa, California

May 1995 to October 1996 - Senior Manager, Dispute Analysis and Corporate Recovery, Price Waterhouse LLP, Costa Mesa, California

August 1986 to May 1995 - Various managerial positions in the audit and litigation services groups of KPMG Peat Marwick, Costa Mesa, California

June 1980 to August 1986 - Various staff positions, Parke, Guptill & Co., C.P.A.s, Newport Beach and West Covina, California

Education

Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting, California State University, Fullerton, June 1980

Volunteer Experience

President, Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County                                 Treasurer, Public Law Center of Orange County                                                        Committee Chair, Orange County Bar Association                                                     President, Supporting Cast of South Coast Repertory Theater                                  Board Member, Center 500 of Orange County Performing Arts Center

Memberships

Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Associate Member                                        Orange County Trial Lawyers - Associate Member

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) 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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