ROBERT MILLS is an economist and Director at Micronomics, Inc., an economic research and consulting firm located in Los Angeles, California. Micronomics, Inc. is a subsidiary of ERS Group, a national economic and statistical consulting firm.
Mr. Mills has been engaged in economic research and consulting for the past 15 years. A significant portion of his professional experience has involved the valuation of intellectual property and other assets, industrial organization, and the calculation of economic damages. His experience spans many industries, including software, semiconductors, health care, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, telecommunications, real estate, apparel, manufacturing, retail sales, insurance, sporting goods, and energy, among others.
Mr. Mills has served as an expert witness or consultant in a wide range of matters, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, interference, conversion, fraud, predatory pricing, attempted monopolization, and labor disputes. He has testified as an economic expert in Federal District Court, state courts in multiple jurisdictions, and at arbitration. He has spoken on issues related to the valuation of intellectual property, damages, and antitrust economics before various professional groups.
Mr. Mills also engages in economic research and consulting outside the context of litigation. He has assessed the anticipated competitive effects of mergers and joint ventures on behalf of government regulatory agencies and merging parties; developed forecasts and strategic recommendations for government agencies and clients involved with real estate development; conducted cost benefit analyses; and assisted clients with the valuation of intangible assets and entire businesses.
Mr. Mills received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and history from Portland State University and a Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.