Mr. Meyer is President and Co-Founder of TM Financial Forensics, LLC. Mr. Meyer was formerly a Managing Director with Navigant Consulting (now Ankura) and the President and co-founder of Tucker Alan. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Accredited in Business Valuation (CPA-ABV). A graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr. Meyer has held appointments for over 25 years at Stanford University, including Adjunct Professor and Consulting Professor, within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has taught at the Saudi International Development Fund Business and Leadership Program at Stanford University. Mr. Meyer is recognized as a leading practitioner in the valuation of proprietary properties, systems and platforms, including: enterprise software; application software; content delivery networks; mainframe data storage systems; cloud-based platforms; video gaming platforms; online commerce and auction platforms; industry leading audio codecs; video codecs; and air interface standard essential technologies including cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Mr. Meyer has over 35 years of experience consulting on financial, accounting, economic and damages matters, as well as significant expert testimony experience. He has testified in over 250 depositions and approximately 75 trials and major arbitrations in State Court, Federal Court, Federal Bankruptcy Court, Court of Federal Claims, International Trade Commission, the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”).
Mr. Meyer has evaluated and quantified hundreds of economic damages claims, including breach of contract, fraud and competition matters. Mr. Meyer’s expertise, experience and testimony has spanned many industries and required extensive analyses of financial, economic and accounting data underlying many different commercial damages circumstances.
This experience includes the following as examples:
Mr. Meyer has provided expertise and analyses on intellectual property valuation and licensing matters in a wide range of industries. His extensive intellectual property experience includes analyzing financial and economic damages related to alleged infringement and misappropriation of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Mr. Meyer has consulted on many products across a variety of different industries, including computer hardware and software, integrated circuits, consumer goods, flash memory, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, plastic bottling, spinal implants, insulin pumps, telecommunications equipment, satellite television, display monitors, biotechnology, computer maintenance and servicing, cellular communications, aircraft, athletic footwear, and automotive diagnostic equipment, as examples. Mr. Meyer has extensive experience in determining royalties for technology subject to FRAND requirements in jurisdictions around the world. In Apple v. Qualcomm FRAND litigation, Meyer's disclosure of proposed testimony to the Court stated, "...whether the royalty rates and related fees paid by Apple/or and the CMs adhere to FRAND...issues surrounding FRAND licensing including Apple's, the CM's and Qualcomm's licensing practices, as well as the royalty that would apply to making, using, selling, offering for sale and/or importing products, encompassed by any valid, standard-essential, non-exhausted and infringed patent claims at issue in this lawsuit".
Mr. Meyer has been retained as an expert witness to address damages in many intellectual property disputes. As examples, Mr. Meyer provided expert testimony at trial on damages in what has been reported as two of the largest copyright infringements trials in history.
On behalf of the Defendant, MGA Entertainment, Mr. Meyer provided rebuttal testimony to a $1.8 billion damages claim made by Mattel in a copyright infringement matter involving “Bratz” fashion dolls. After a lengthy trial, the jury only awarded $10 million in copyright damages, and $30 million for each of three separate claims.
Mr. Meyer testified to Plaintiff Oracle's damages in a copyright infringement dispute against SAP involving enterprise software. The jury returned a verdict of $1.3 billion, which was reported by Bloomberg News as the largest jury verdict of 2010 and the largest copyright infringement verdict ever. The parties reached a settlement in 2014 with SAP paying $477 million in total compensation to Oracle.
Mr. Meyer is also experienced in disputes and investigations involving forensic analyses related to determining the propriety of accounting activity; asset disposition; asset valuation; and the sources and uses of funds flow. This experience includes the investigation of Ponzi schemes, fraudulent invoice schemes, and separate entity analyses. Mr. Meyer has significant experience in class action matters including the analysis of issues related to class certification, as well as damages. He has performed forensic and damage analyses in matters involving environmental remediation, asbestos and insurance coverage issues.
Mr. Meyer lectures on damages and other valuation issues to industry and academic audiences including, the American Lawyer Media Annual Corporate Counsel Conference; Licensing Executives Society; Practicing Law Institute; Law Seminars International; USC Intellectual Property Institute; Santa Clara University Law School; Stanford Law School and the Sedona Conference. Mr. Meyer has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal and Law360, and has been identified as one of the leading testifying experts on Intellectual Property in the annual Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (“IAM”) Top 1000 Patent Professionals Listing.
Mr. Meyer’s expert testimony includes: