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Jon Putnam

Jon Putnam

Competition Dynamics, Inc.

Salem, MA, USA


Jon Putnam founded Competition Dynamics as a platform for economic research and testimony at the intersection of antitrust, intellectual property and international trade.

Jon Putnam holds BA, MA and PhD degrees in economics from Yale University, where he specialized in international, macro and R&D economics. He received fellowships at Yale and Columbia Law Schools, and a Yale International and Area Studies fellowship for the study of European patent systems. Dr. Putnam’s PhD thesis, The Value of International Patent Rights, was the first to measure the world value of patent rights.

From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Putnam held a professorship in the Law and Economics of Intellectual Property at the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, University of Toronto. Dr. Putnam has also held academic appointments at the Boston University Graduate School of Management, Columbia University Schools of Law and Business, Vassar College, and Yale College.

Among other publications, Dr. Putnam is the author of “Patent Valuation,” in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (2008); “The Law and Economics of International Intellectual Property: A Primer,” in Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, vol. 2: Intellectual Property, Growth and Trade (2008); and is the editor of and a principal contributor to Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in the Knowledge-Based Economy (2006).

Dr. Putnam has been retained in more than 100 consulting engagements, and has testified more than 20 times, in patent, antitrust, copyright, trade secret, and contract actions, in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts, before the Federal Trade Commission and International Trade Commission, and in US and international arbitrations.

Dr. Putnam regularly testifies in large-scale intellectual property litigation. Cases with more than $500 million in controversy include:

  • Tessera v. ASE et al
  • MedioStream v. Microsoft et al
  • TSMC v. SMIC
  • LG Display v. AU Optronics
  • SCO v. IBM
  • Nokia v. InterDigital
  • Eastman Kodak v. Sun Microsystems
  • TM Patents v. IBM
  • In re Paragon Trade Brands
Jon Putnam is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Trade Secret Valuation: Should Georgia-Pacific Be on Your Mind? - Trade Secrets 2018: What Every Lawyer Should Know, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Trade Secrets Damages: The Costs of Misappropriation - Trade Secrets 2018: What Every Lawyer Should Know, Thursday, November 08, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Trade Secrets Damages: The Costs of Misappropriation - Trade Secrets Damages: The Costs of Misappropriation, Thursday, November 08, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Trade Secrets Damages: The Costs of Misappropriation - Trade Secrets Damages: The Costs of Misappropriation, Thursday, November 08, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Trade Secrets Damages: The Costs of Misappropriation - Trade Secrets Damages: The Costs of Misappropriation, Thursday, November 08, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Trade Secrets 2018: What Every Lawyer Should Know, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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