Speaker: Richard Bero (Bero Group)
RSVP Deadline: September 9, 2016
WIPLA is excited to launch its 2016-2017 program calendar. We look forward to offering many interesting topics and speakers in the coming months. Our events this year will typically be luncheons held on the second Wednesday of each month and will be split between Milwaukee and Madison. Please see the dates and descriptions for upcoming programs below.
Please join WIPLA for lunch as we welcome Richard F. Bero, Managing Director of the Bero Group. The Bero Group provides litigation support in a wide variety of areas, including as damages expert witnesses in patent and other IP cases. Rick will present on new developments related to IP damages calculations and discuss damages strategy in IP cases. We will apply for 1 CLE credit in WI.
Rick Bero is the Managing Director of The BERO Group. Rick is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Rick received his BBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Rick provides accounting and financial consulting services and expert testimony pertaining to economic damages and valuation issues in a wide range of litigation matters with an emphasis on commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. Rick’s experience spans more than 27 years and he has testified as an expert more than 130 times in trials, depositions, arbitrations and other hearings. Rick has testified in federal courts across the country and has been named an expert in approximately 30 states.
Rick’s intellectual property valuation and qualification experience includes utility and design patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, and trade secrets. Rick has served as an expert in intellectual property litigations concerning a wide range of technologies including pharmaceutical, electronics, medical imaging, medical devices, construction and heavy equipment, automotive, consumer products and many others.
The BERO Group is a former division of Corporate Financial Advisors, LLC, a firm Rick co-founded in 1995. Prior to co-founding Corporate Financial Advisors, LLC, Rick was the Wisconsin Practice Leader for Coopers & Lybrand’s National Litigation & Claims Service practice and an executive consultant with Peterson Consulting in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Rick has presented, instructed and written articles on topics including intangible assets, intellectual property damages, working with experts and various accounting issues. Rick has authored a chapter on patent infringement damages in The Comprehensive Guide to Lost Profits Damages for Experts and Attorneys and is the lead instructor of the intellectual property damages course for the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and he is a former instructor for an international CPA review course.
If you are not a member of WIPLA and are interested in joining, please visit our website: www.wipla.org.
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
October 19 (Madison) – Carl Gulbrandsen (WARF) Madison
November TBD (Milwaukee) – USPTO "Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative" Visit
December 14 (TBD) - December Holiday Event
January 11 (Milwaukee) – IP Litigation Panel
February 8 - TBD
March 8 - TBD
April 12 - TBD
May 10 - TBD
June 8 (Thursday) – Golf Event