Sean Sheridan


Sean Sheridan is a principal in the Intellectual Property Practice at CRA. He provides economic and financial consulting, analysis, and expert testimony in complex intellectual property litigation.

Dr. Sheridan has developed numerous damages analyses related to patent infringement, breach of contract, and trade secret misappropriation, including analyses quantifying lost profits, reasonable royalties, and unjust enrichment. He has analyzed commercial success, the economic impact of injunctions, and the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement in International Trade Commission (ITC) proceedings. He has also provided financial consulting services for a variety of non-litigation purposes including transaction due diligence, license negotiations, and strategic decision‐making. The engagements he has worked on span a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, handheld mobile devices, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and biologics, medical devices, biotechnologies, automotive technologies, computer software and hardware, insurance and financial products, consumer products, and electronic health records, among others.

Previously, Dr. Sheridan was as an assistant director at the technology transfer office at the University of Chicago.  In that role he negotiated numerous licenses, collaborations and other agreements with companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms to small start-ups.

Dr. Sheridan is a frequent speaker and instructor on intellectual property valuation, and also publishes on related topics. Dr. Sheridan was named to the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (economic experts) in 2019.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    Expert damages testimony on cloud storage technology trade secrets and breach of contract
    A CRA expert provided testimony on the appropriate amount of damages in a trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract case relating to cloud storage...
    View engagement
  • 02
    Trade secret damages analysis in cloud services (SaaS/fintech) sector
    CRA provided expert testimony on damages and valuation issues in a matter involving the theft of technical and commercial trade secrets related to investment...
    View engagement
  • 03
    ITC Section 337 trial testimony on domestic industry for patented medical devices
    CRA provided expert testimony regarding the economic prong of domestic industry in an ITC Section 337 investigation related to patented implantable medical...
    View engagement