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Michael (Mike) Akemann

Managing Director


Dr. Michael P. Akemann has been retained as an expert witness on intellectual property damages and antitrust matters in both the United States and Australia. He has testified in US federal courts on patent infringement damages and on antitrust issues including market definition, market power, and vertical tying/bundling allegations.

Dr. Akemann has been retained as a consulting expert by the Federal Trade Commission on a merger investigation and as a testifying expert by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on damages issues in the mortgage banking industry. He has analyzed the value of patents, patent portfolios, trade secrets, and copyrights in a wide variety of industries, including semiconductors, biotechnology, medical devices, energy, telecommunications, and transportation.

Dr. Akemann holds an MA and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BA in economics and political science from the University of California, San Diego. He has published articles on a variety of issues in economics, including analyses of exclusive dealing contracts, other vertical contractual restraints, and damages issues.


University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, Economics, 1998
MA, Economics, 1996

University of California, San Diego
BA, Economics and Political Science, 1993



UCLA Business and Economics Society Fellowship, 1998

Pauley Foundation Fellowship, Edward W. Pauley Foundation, UCLA, 1997

UCLA Department of Economics Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Performance as a Teaching Assistant, 1995

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Professional Affiliations

American Economic Association

American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
Associate member