Mario A. Lopez

Vice President

Dr. Mario A. Lopez is an expert in the application of rigorous economic methods to intellectual property and antitrust matters.

He 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. He has also advised on patent and standard essential patent disputes in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, India, and China. His industry expertise includes telecommunications and cellular, pharmaceuticals and biotech, and computer software and hardware.

He has been involved in several high-profile disputes involving fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) cases including Ericsson v. D-Link, Innovatio, Realtek v. LSI Corporation, and TCL Communications v. Ericsson. He co-authored a paper published in Antitrust, outlining methodologies for determining FRAND royalty rates. Another paper analyzing court-determined FRAND royalty rates was recognized by Concurrences in 2019 as best business article in the category of intellectual property. 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.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    CRA economists assisted TCL in its litigation against Ericsson
    CRA economists assisted TCL in its litigation against Ericsson involving a determination of FRAND rate for cellular standard SEPs in the US and in China. The...
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  • 02
    Economic experts for Chinese consumer electronics company
    Fei Deng and Mario Lopez served as economic experts for a Chinese consumer electronics company and submitted expert reports on antitrust and FRAND rate issues...
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  • 03
    FRAND rate determination in multi-jurisdictional SEP litigation for OPPO against Sisvel
    CRA economists assisted OPPO in its global litigation against Sisvel, involving FRAND rate determination for cellular standard SEPs. Dr. Fei Deng and Dr. Mario...
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