George Strong has more than thirty years of consulting experience in complex commercial disputes. He has testified in more than one hundred cases involving intellectual property, antitrust, breach of contract, and fraud disputes.
Mr. Strong testified in one of the most significant recent copyright infringement cases in the United States, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) v. LimeWire Group and Mark Gorton, in which he analyzed lost statutory royalties. In Guy Thomas v. Garth Brooks, he testified on economic gains and damages stemming from an alleged copyright infringement of a song, “Standing Outside the Fire.”
Breach of contract
Mr. Strong has testified in such breach of contract cases as Entertainment Technology Corporation v. The Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney Imagineering, which involved lost profits at Disney World due to construction delays involving the Space Mountain attraction.
In an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration, in Zurich, of Monsanto v. Sandoz and Novartis, Mr. Strong provided a lost profits assessment regarding the alleged breach of a requirements contract. He calculated lost profits resulting from the failure to fund a luxury resort in the case of Ovalia Resorts, Inc. v. HSBC Securities (USA), Inc.
In Activision v. Electronic Arts, he provided expert testimony on lost profits and reasonable royalties in a breach of contract case involving the producer and inventors of the video game “Call of Duty.”
He has worked on patent cases such as Synthes USA LLC v. Spinal Kinetics, where he assessed lost profits and reasonable royalty damages over a medical device patent. And in Loma Linda Medical Center, Optivus v. IBA et al., he assessed reasonable royalties and provided expert testimony on patent infringement and unfair competition involving proton beam radiation therapy.
Mr. Strong has testified about lost profits and other types of economic harm in cases of alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. These cases include Sit-up Limited v. IAC/Interactive Corp. and HSN International and Ticketmaster Corp. et al. v. Tickets.com.
In Clint Eastwood v. National Enquirer, he testified about disgorging gains for usurping a celebrity’s image.
Mr. Strong has been recognized multiple times by the IAM Patent 1000 as a leading U.S. expert on patent issues.
Prior to joining Cornerstone Research, Mr. Strong was at PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than twenty years. He has spoken at conferences hosted by the University of Southern California Intellectual Property Institute, the California Bar Association, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He has coauthored chapters appearing in editions of the Litigation Services Handbook series.