Matthew R. Lynde

Senior Vice President


  • San Francisco


Matthew Lynde heads the firm’s intellectual property (IP) practice and provides expert testimony and consulting in applied economics. His work covers a range of cases, including IP, antitrust and competition, securities litigation, and breach of contract.

Dr. Lynde’s expert testimony has been accepted in domestic and international courts, tribunals, and arbitration panels in more than one hundred instances; and his work as a consultant and educator spans a range of IP portfolio and valuation issues. These matters have mainly been in high-tech industries, such as computer and telecommunications hardware and software, medical and military devices, and pharmaceutical and biotech products. Dr. Lynde’s testimony includes the calculation of reasonable and nondiscriminatory (RAND) royalties for standard essential patents in Microsoft v. Motorola and other high-profile cases. He also consults with high-tech clients regarding IP valuation matters.

Among the other significant cases where Dr. Lynde has testified are:

  • Affymetrix, Inc. v. Illumina Inc.
  • Apple Inc. v. Inc. et al.
  • Bid for Position LLC v. Google
  • In re Innovatio IP Ventures LLC Patent Litigation
  • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. v. CIBA Vision Corporation
  • Lumileds LLC v. Elec-Tech International Co. Ltd. et al.
  • Medivation Inc. v. The Regents of the University of California et al.
  • Research Corporation Technologies Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation
  • Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Genentech Inc and Biogen Idec Inc.
  • Shuffle Tech International LLC et al. v. Scientific Games Corp. et al.

Dr. Lynde joined Cornerstone Research in 2002 and has served as head of the San Francisco office. He has more than thirty-five years of experience as an applied economist in government, academic, and commercial environments. The National Law Journal named Dr. Lynde as a trailblazer in the field of intellectual property. He has been recognized multiple times by the IAM Patent 1000 as a leading U.S. expert on patent issues.

Dr. Lynde originally trained in electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Cornerstone Research, he was a professor at City University of New York and a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, heading up that firm’s Silicon Valley intellectual property practice.

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Lumileds LLC v. Elec-Tech International Co. Ltd. et al.


Shuffle Tech International LLC et al. v. Scientific Games Corp. et al.

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  • “Standard Essential Patents (SEPs): Costs and Benefits of Broad Application,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 2014
  • “Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Litigation: Key Considerations and Legal Issues,” webinar, 8 April 2021
  • “Litigation Tactics for Social Distancing: The Remote Deposition,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 31 March 2020
  • “Determining FRAND Royalties for Standard Essential Patents in 2020,” webinar, 3 March 2020
  • “Damages in Various Jurisdictions,” World Intellectual Property Forum 2019, 8 November 2019
  • “Globalization in Life Sciences: Is International Arbitration the Future?,” CDR Life Sciences Litigation Symposium 2019, 18 June 2019
  • “Standard Essential Patents and FRAND Litigation,” webinar, 5 March 2019
  • “Daubert,” 19th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley, 7 December 2018
  • “Reasonable Royalty in Patent Damages: Apportionment and Expert Opinions in Light of Exmark Case,” webinar, 29 May 2018
  • “International Market Power and Licensing in IP Intensive Industries,” GCR Live 2nd Annual IP & Antitrust California, 24 May 2018
  • “Reasonable Royalty in Patent Damages: What You Need to Know in 2017,” panel, 2 May 2017
  • “Balancing the Interests to Promote Innovation: Patents, Complex Complements, and Standards,” London IP Summit 2016, 13 October 2016
  • “Patent Hold-Up: The Debate,” GCR Live Third Annual IP & Antitrust USA, 20 April 2016
  • 2nd Competition and IP Policy in High-Technology Industries Conference, Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), 19 April 2016
  • “Providing and Defending Reasonable and Nondiscriminatory Royalties in Standards Essential Patent Litigation,” Litigation Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 16 November 2015
  • “FRAND Obligations and Essential Patent Licensing: Strategies for Adapting to a Changing Legal Landscape,” seminar, 9 November 2015
  • “Leading-Edge Issues in Patent Remedies,” Seventh Annual Patent Law and Policy Conference, Georgetown University Law Center, 6 November 2015
  • “The Economic Impact and Value of Patents in a Volatile Market,” Conference on New IP Financial Models: Innovation, Wall Street, and Patents, Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute, 8 October 2015
  • “High-Tech Mergers: FTC’s Apple of the Eye—Antitrust Enforcement in 2015,” The Knowledge Group, 18 September 2015
  • “Patent-Eligible Subject Matter and Infringement Damages,” Conference on New IP Business Models: Innovation or Commoditization?, 23 April 2015
  • “Fair, Reasonable, and Nondiscriminatory Terms (FRAND) and Standard Essential Patents (SEP): Emerging Issues after Microsoft, Innovatio, and Apple,” Fifteenth Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley, 11 December 2014
  • “Is the Patent Monetization Party Over?,” Licensing Executives Society (L.E.S.) Inc., 12 November 2014
  • “Determining Reasonable Royalty Rates for FRAND Encumbered Patents,” Law Seminars International (LSI) Conference on Litigating Patent Damages, 30 May 2014
  • “Competition and IP Policy in High-Technology Industries,” Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), 22 January 2014