Sean Sheridan

Principal

Dr. Sean Sheridan is a principal in the Life Sciences Practice at CRA. He has experience with the economics of intellectual property and technology commercialization.

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 served as an expert witness in cases brought before federal and state courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and arbitration tribunals. 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 and products, including pharmaceuticals, recombinant therapeutic proteins, vaccines, gene editing, medical devices, diagnostics, research tools, electronic health records, and many others outside of the life sciences.

Previously, Dr. Sheridan was as an assistant director at the technology transfer office at the University of Chicago where he was responsible for managing the intellectual property strategy for a broad range of technologies and was frequently required to assess the value of new discoveries and potential products. In that role he personally negotiated a variety of contracts including licenses, option agreements, and collaboration 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. He was named to the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (economic experts) every year since 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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Credentials