Raji Seshan is a Director in the Houston office. Raji’s experience includes financial, economic and damage quantification and consulting services to clients in the context of litigation, business valuations, and intellectual property matters in a wide range of settings. This includes the U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”), Federal Court, State Court, Arbitration and licensing negotiations. Raji has performed a range of business and asset valuations, economic and financial analyses, and licensing-related consulting services.  

Raji has experience in matters involving patent infringement, breach of contract, domestic industry, theft of trade secrets, diminution of business value, trademark, as well as other matters. She has extensive experience analyzing international trade issues (including domestic industry, public interest, and substantial injury), reasonable royalties, lost profits and unjust enrichment damages. She has participated in numerous high-profile intellectual property cases, and has served as a consultant on many cases through trial and jury verdict.

Industry Experience

Areas of industry experience include:

  • Assisted living facilities
  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Computer software
  • Computer hardware
  • Consumer products
  • E-commerce
  • Electronic gaming
  • Insurance
  • LED light bulbs
  • Healthcare
  • Food and beverage
  • Manufacturing and equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Mobile phones
  • Prepaid cards
  • Professional services
  • Pharmaceuticals/biotechnology
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Retail
  • Semiconductors
  • Security and Encryption
  • Telecommunications
  • Television Broadcasting
  • Set-top boxes
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 and Bluetooth standards)
  • Video games

Subject Area Expertise

Experience performing analyses, preparing expert reports and preparing for trial in subject areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Breach of contract
  • Commercial and economic damage determination and projection
  • Copyright infringement
  • Domestic industry 
  • Substantial injury
  • Diminution in value
  • Financial investigations
  • Intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets
  • Lanham Act/Trademark Infringement
  • Patent infringement (lost profits and reasonable royalty damages)
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Theft of trade secrets and proprietary information
  • Valuation and finance

Recent Presentations and Publications

  • “Cost of Capital in Intellectual Property Disputes,” Chapter in The Lawyer’s Guide to Cost of Capital, August 2014 (co-author)
  • “Cost of Capital in Intellectual Property Disputes,” Section in Chapter How Courts View Cost of Capital in Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples, April 2014 (co-author)
  • “Valuation of Patented Intellectual Property Rights,” The Value Examiner: Professional Development Journal of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, May/June 2009 (contributing author)
  • “Regression Primer,” Education Program, Houston CPA Society, February 2006 (co-presenter)

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Mumbai, India

Professional Associations and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Texas
  • Chartered Accountant, India
  • Member, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Professional and Business History

  • Duff & Phelps, LLC, Director (September 2008 – Present)
  • CRA International (formerly InteCap), Senior Associate (2000 – 2008)
  • Real Time Controls Pvt. Ltd., Senior Finance Executive (1995 – 1998)
  • Bansi Mehta & Co., Audit Intern (1992 – 1995)
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