Matt Farber, PhD

Vice President

Dr. Farber applies his deep knowledge of microeconomic theory and data analysis techniques to antitrust, intellectual property, patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secrets, breach of contract, and false advertising matters.

Dr. Farber regularly works in state courts, U.S. district courts, and the International Trade Commission. He has testified in U.S. district court, and provided analyses of monopolization and attempted monopolization, lost profits and reasonable royalty damages, unjust enrichment, irreparable economic injury, domestic industry considerations, and commercial success. Prior to beginning graduate studies, Dr. Farber taught middle and high school math in two Title 1 public schools in Houston and served as department chair, data chair, and soccer coach.

Examples of Dr. Farber’s work include:

  • Provided expert testimony at trial on behalf of dbest Products Inc. in patent litigation involving a transport cart patent in dbest’s Trolley Dolly line of products. After a four-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of dbest with a damages award in the exact amount of the lost profits testified to by Dr. Farber.
  • Analyzed antitrust allegations involving monopolization and tying related to mobile app distribution under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, addressing issues including market definition, market power, and tying behavior.
  • Evaluated lost profits suffered by a third-party subrogation services firm relating to the breach of a subrogation services agreement entered into with a third-party healthcare claims administrator.
  • Evaluated the value of alleged converted property and unjust enrichment damages relating to power arbitrage performed by Bitcoin miners in the Texas electricity market, ERCOT. Analyzed incremental value of claimed converted property to defendants and market value of claimed converted property.

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