Philip L. Hirschhorn, Partner
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
Philip L. Hirschhorn focuses his practice on patent litigation and counseling. He prides himself on working with clients to understand their businesses thoroughly, including the ways in which intellectual property litigation affects their business objectives. Clients can rest assured that Phil will go the extra mile, both on his own and as part of a team, to help clients solve their legal challenges.
Phil’s extensive experience, spanning more than 30 years, includes bench trials, jury trials, and arbitrations. He has represented clients in traditional infringement/validity litigations as well as Hatch-Waxman (Paragraph IV) litigations. In addition to his patent litigation experience, Phil counsels clients on the interplay between the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and district court actions. He has extensive PTAB litigation experience, having assisted both patent owners and petitioners.
Joel Wacek, Principal
Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC
Joel Wacek is a Principal of Hoffman Alvary. His practice focuses on financial and economic analysis for intellectual property disputes, licensing and business valuation matters. Mr. Wacek has more than a decade of experience in computing damages in intellectual property infringement matters, as well as providing financial analysis related to breach of contract and business valuation disputes.
Mr. Wacek’s experience includes providing expert testimony, preparing expert reports and assisting counsel in preparing for depositions and trial examinations. Mr. Wacek continually monitors the developing changes in patent damages case law to inform his complex damages analyses involving lost profits, reasonable royalties and price erosion.
Mr. Wacek holds an M.B.A. and a Masters of Science in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and a B.A. in both Economics and History from Boston College. He is a Certified Licensing Professional and member of the Licensing Executives Society and International Trademark Association.