John R. Bone is a Managing Director in the Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group at Stout Risius Ross (SRR). He has 20 years of experience serving as either an expert witness or consultant in an array of litigation matters, including patent, copyright and trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets, commercial contract disputes and antitrust matters. He has experience across a broad array of industries including chemicals, textiles, industrial equipment, transportation, consumer products, telecommunications, computer software and hardware, pharmaceuticals, medical products and equipment, publishing, real estate, banking & finance, securities & commodities, insurance, and construction. He has testified in federal court, state court, U.S. bankruptcy court and at American Arbitration Association proceedings on a variety of issues, most of which included an analysis and evaluation of economic and financial data for the purpose of determining the extent of damages.
Mr. Bone also has experience with the analysis of accounting, production, and financial data for the purpose of assessing liability or causation. In performing these analyses, Mr. Bone has applied numerous financial tools and methodologies, such as discounted cash flow analysis, regression models, and incremental cost analysis.
Mr. Bone has lectured and presented continuing education seminars on the subject of intellectual property damages, discovery, IP licensing, litigation strategies and the use of damages experts.
Prior to joining SRR, Mr. Bone was a Vice President for CRA International, where he led their Chicago office. Prior to his affiliation with CRA International he was a Vice President for InteCap, Inc., a Principal in the Economics Consulting Group for A.T. Kearney, Inc., a Manager in the Litigation and Claims Services Group for Coopers & Lybrand, and a Senior Associate in the Financial Group at Peterson Consulting.
Mr. Bone is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, and the Intellectual Property Owners Association where he is an active member of the Damage Theories Committee and sits on the planning committee for the 2009 annual meeting. Mr. Bone is also a certified public accountant.