John Bone is a Managing Director in the Dispute Consulting group. He has over 30 years of experience serving as either an expert witness or consultant in an array of matters, including commercial contract disputes, franchisor/franchisee disputes, intellectual property disputes including disputes over FRAND encumbered Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), and forensic investigations. He has testified in federal court, state court, U.S. bankruptcy court and at American Arbitration Association proceedings on a variety of issues, most of which included an analysis and evaluation of economic and financial data for the purpose of determining the extent of damages.
John also has experience with the analysis of accounting, production, and financial data for the purpose of assessing the economic basis for injunctive relief as well as liability and causation. In performing these analyses, he has applied numerous financial tools and methodologies, such as discounted cash flow analysis, regression models, and incremental cost analysis.
John has worked across a broad number of industries and subsectors, including agriculture, automotive, biotech, chemicals, consumer products, computer software, computer hardware, insurance, industrial equipment, medical products, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, professional services, publishing, quick-serve restaurants, real estate, telecommunications, textiles, transportation, and wireless communications.
Prior to joining Stout, John was a Vice President for Charles River Associates (CRA), where he led their Chicago office.