Kathleen Akers, Director
Economics and IP Specialist
Kathleen Akers is a Director at Epsilon Economics specializing in applying economics to intellectual property, international trade, and complex commercial disputes. Kathleen has assisted in preparing numerous expert reports submitted to U.S. Federal District Courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the International Court of Arbitration, as well as provided consulting services for clients across a wide range of industries.
Kathleen has performed economic analysis for international trade disputes regarding domestic industry, remedy, bond, commercial success, injury, and public interest in Section 337 intellectual property matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Joanne Johnson, CPA, CLP, Senior Director
Ocean Tomo LLC, a part of J.S. Held
Joanne Johnson is a Senior Director at Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held. She works in Ocean Tomo’s Intellectual Property Disputes Financial Expert Testimony practice in the firm’s Chicago headquarters. The practice quantifies economic damages arising from Intellectual Property disputes and provides general litigation support.
Ms. Johnson has consulted on various engagements involving the determination of economic damages for patent infringement. While specific issues vary by engagement, most have included evaluation and analysis of financial and strategic data to support or rebut quantification of lost profits, reasonable royalties, price erosion, and/or unjust enrichment.