intellectual property

Intellectual Property

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CRA’s intellectual property experts advise on IP matters involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. We have experience at every stage of the value chain, from IP development through commercialization and enforcement. Our industry knowledge and expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and business strategy make us uniquely qualified to understand and convey the value and impact of proprietary rights in the marketplace.


  • 01
    Transaction advisory for cellulosic ethanol technology
    A CRA expert was retained to advise an ethanol producer on a commercialization strategy for a newly developed patented cellulosic ethanol process technology it...
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  • 02
    Valuation of iconic consumer brands for litigation-related impairment test
    A CRA expert valued certain trademarks to support the SEC’s claim for negligence-based fraud, relating to the failure to timely impair the trademarks. CRA...
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  • 03
    Federal Circuit affirms $107 million judgment in patent case based on expert’s testimony
    The ‘991 patent covers a drug formulation that uses magnesium stearate combined with an active ingredient to form composite active particles that improve the...
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  • iam 1000
    12 CRA consultants included in 2020 IAM Patent 1000

    “With 12 inclusions, Charles River Associates (CRA) has the largest number of experts in the IAM Patent 1000 for 2020, which is fitting given its status as a global consulting powerhouse. Its depth of collective IP expertise is second to none: across the organisation, 100-plus individuals address issues in high-exposure patent infringement, antitrust, tax and other cases across myriad industries.”

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  • iam 300
    4 CRA consultants recognized in 2020 IAM Strategy 300

    The IAM Strategy 300 is “our annual listing of individuals who lead the way in the development and implementation of world-class IP value creation programmes. […] These are the world-class IP strategists we seek to identify in this guide. They do not see issues from just one perspective; instead, they see value creation in the round. It is this 360-degree perspective, combined with a demonstrable ability to deliver, which makes them stand out from the crowd.”

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