Mary A. Woodford

Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research

For more information, contact:

  • Richard W. Dalbeck

or any member of our senior staff.


Mary Woodford specializes in applying financial and operational analyses to damages assessments in complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on intellectual property disputes. In addition to her work in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters, Ms. Woodford has directed and developed damages analyses in breach of contract, class action, and other commercial disputes. For more than twenty-five years, she has consulted to clients in numerous industries, including telecommunications, electronics, semiconductors, cable television equipment, hardware and software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other industrial and consumer products. Ms. Woodford has testified at trial and depositions in federal and state courts as well as in arbitration.

In her expert testimony, she has addressed issues involving patent, trade secrets, trademark and trade dress infringement; reasonable royalties; lost profits damages and/or unjust enrichment; and commercial success analysis in a variety of contexts. Examples of these include:

  • Pharmaceuticals used in cancer therapy
  • PET scanner technology
  • Drug-eluting stents used in the treatment of coronary illness
  • Healthcare information technology systems
  • Internet technologies, including: routers and switches, customer interface and management, search engines, and content delivery networks
  • 802.11 wireless technology and standards
  • Microprocessors, including: features of server microprocessors and FPGAs, processor design, graphics processors, and flash memory
  • Video game imagery

Ms. Woodford was named in 2015, 2016, and 2017 as leading U.S. expert on patent issues by the IAM Patent 1000.

Before joining Cornerstone Research, Ms. Woodford was a director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Advisory Services practice. Prior to that, she held financial management positions with FMC Corporation in the United States and Spain.

Press Release

2017 IAM Guide Highlights Cornerstone Research Patent Professionals


Stragent LLC et al. v. Intel Corp.


Boston Scientific Corp. et al. v. Cordis Corp.


IDX Systems Corporation v. Epic Systems Corporation et al.


Computer Video Games


Patent Infringement Matter Involving Internet Routing


Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. v. Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.


VLIW Technology, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Company and STMicroelectronics, Inc.