Michele Riley is deeply experienced in providing complex litigation consulting services in the areas of breach of contract, unfair competition, investigations and compliance. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and is Certified in Financial Forensics.

Michele also has a focus on intellectual property damages and valuation, and has testified regarding damages in patent, trademark and copyright infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation cases. She has performed valuations of intellectual property for arms-length licensing and litigation matters, and assisted clients with the financial aspects of negotiations for the purchase, sale and licensing of intellectual property. In addition, she has audited royalty streams on technology licenses for clients in a number of industries.

Michele has written and lectured extensively on methodologies for determining damages in intellectual property infringement matters, as well as valuation techniques for intangible assets. While with Invotex, Michele developed a proprietary e-commerce tool which contained information extracted from technology licenses across a variety of industry categorizations.

Michele has been named in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals each year from 2014 to the present. She is also proud to serve as an instructor on financial topics, including valuation and compliance, for the Licensing Executives Society, and she is a member of the LES Board of Directors.

Select Publications

  • The Licensing Journal, September 2012; reprinted in the AIRA Journal, Volume 26, No. 6 May 2013

    Co-author: Intellectual Property Licensing and Value Issues in Bankruptcy: Assessing the Risk to Experience the Reward

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • ABA Annual Meeting July 2015

    The Shifting Economics of Patent Litigation
  • ABA Section of Family Law 2006 Spring CLE Conference May 2006

    Opening Pandora’s Box – Division of Unusual Assets
  • ABA Intellectual Property Law Conference March 2015

    He Says, She Says, But Who Says It Best? – Gender of Your Expert in an IP Case
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia March 2014

    Patent Infringement Royalty Damages: Lessons Learned from Recent Federal Circuit Decisions
  • ABA Section of Litigation Roundtable, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Committee February 2013

    Valuation of Intellectual Property Assets in a Distressed Environment
  • LES 2012 Winter Meeting March 2012

    IP Licensing and Value Issues in Bankruptcy: Assessing the Risk to Experience the Reward
  • AIPLA 2011 Annual Meeting October 2011

    Understanding the Real Value of Your Patent Portfolio
  • ABA Section of Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation September 2010

    How to Avoid Licensing Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association September 2009

    Removing the Mystery: Damages in Intellectual Property Disputes
  • ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law 24th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference April 2009

    Using Financial and Economic Analysis for IP Litigation, Licensing and Profit

Interviews and Media Mentions