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Joanne Johnson, CPA, CLP

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Joanne Johnson is a Senior Director at Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held. She works in Ocean Tomo’s Intellectual Property Disputes Financial Expert Testimony practice in the firm’s Chicago headquarters. The practice quantifies economic damages arising from Intellectual Property disputes and provides general litigation support.

Ms. Johnson has over fourteen years of experience in quantifying economic damages arising from intellectual property disputes. Ms. Johnson has consulted on various engagements involving the determination of economic damages for patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement as well as trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract matters. While specific issues vary by engagement, her work has included evaluation and analysis of financial and business data for the quantification of lost profits, reasonable royalties, price erosion, unjust enrichment, and assessment of commercial success.

Ms. Johnson has supported Counsel in all phases of the litigation process from discovery to trial, and her experience spans several industries including industrial products, boating, travel services, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, semiconductors, internet/e-commerce, consumer electronics, personal care products and packaging, clothing, software, lighting products, automotive products, medical devices, and carpeting products, among others.

Outside of the litigation context, Ms. Johnson has also assisted clients engaged in licensing negotiations. In this role, she has prepared valuations, researched comparable licenses, and recommended licensing structures and royalty rates.

Ms. Johnson holds a dual BS in Accountancy and Finance from the College of Business at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) in the State of Illinois.