Wireless handset portfolio valuations in international arbitration

CRA was retained by counsel representing a leading global handset and smartphone manufacturer in an international arbitration related to valuation issues of balancing payments in a renegotiation of a broad patent cross-license with another leading global competitor. CRA provided analysis and rebuttal testimony to the tribunal regarding the non-SEP value contentions of the opposing party’s expert, including quantification of ten significant valuation errors resulting in overstatement of portfolio valuations. In addition, CRA identified material flaws in a patent portfolio citation analysis relied on by another opposing expert that counsel used during cross-examination to impeach the opposing expert’s methodology.