Kathleen Akers is an Associate at Epsilon Economics specializing in applying economics to intellectual property disputes and valuation. Kathleen has performed economic analysis regarding domestic industry, commercial success, and public interest in Section 337 intellectual property matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Additionally, she has conducted damages analyses including reasonable royalty analysis, lost profits determination, discounted cash flow analysis, market research of financial and historical data, and other valuation analyses. In addition to working on investigations filed in the U.S. International Trade Commission, she has assisted in consulting on litigation involving standard essential patents, F/RAND disputes, antitrust violations, patent infringement, trademark infringement, and international arbitration primarily in the consumer electronics and retail industries.
Kathleen holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago where she was a student-athlete on the Varsity Softball team and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business specializing in finance, economics, econometrics, and statistics.