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 U.S. 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 M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. 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
Ph.D., Economics, 1998
M.A., Economics, 1996
University of California, San Diego
B.A., 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
News & Insights
- Intellectual Asset ManagementJuly/August 2014
- An Economic Perspective on Damages CalculationsCurrent Trends and Issues in Antitrust Litigation, Practicing Law Institute2010
- Sovereign Default and the Sustainability Risk Premium EffectJournal of Development EconomicsFebruary 2005
- The Telecommuncations Act of 1996 and the U.S. Antitrust LawsTrade Practices Law JournalDecember 2003
- De Facto Exclusive Dealing and the Concord Boat CaseTrade Practices Law JournalJune 2001
- Updates on Important U.S. Antitrust CasesTrade Practices Law JournalJune 2001
- Microsoft's Licensing AgreementsJournal of Corporation LawSpring 1999
American Economic Association
American Bar Association, Antitrust Section