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Robert McSorley, JD, CPA

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Robert McSorley joined J.S. Held in March of 2022 as part of J.S. Held's acquisition of Ocean Tomo. Mr. McSorley is a Managing Director in the Intellectual Property Disputes Financial Expert Testimony practice, working out of the Chicago office of Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held. Mr. McSorley has 30 years of experience addressing the economic, financial, and accounting issues concerning commercial litigation. Mr. McSorley has focused on intellectual property disputes since 1998 and regularly evaluates the measures and amounts of monetary recovery for infringement/misappropriation. He has offered expert testimony in federal courts and in depositions on dozens of occasions, and courts and juries have adopted his opinions and conclusions.

Mr. McSorley is regularly retained by generic pharmaceutical firms (defendants) involved with the Hatch-Waxman litigation. Mr. McSorley has been involved in Paragraph IV disputes since 2005. In connection with these engagements, Mr. McSorley evaluates financial and economic evidence relating to the issue of commercial success, a secondary indicium of non-obviousness. In addition, he regularly evaluates allegations of irreparable harm. Through his work in these engagements, Mr. McSorley has gained experience with certain economic aspects of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, such as the profitability of the U.S. Fortune 500 pharmaceutical firms and their ability to finance and recover R&D costs.

Mr. McSorley holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a CPA and a licensed attorney. Mr. McSorley is a member of the Licensing Executive Society, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Federal Circuit Bar Association.