Damages related to the value attributed to research
Our client, a major defense contracting firm, was sued by an engineer with whom it had contracted to develop a low temperature cathode ray technology. The engineer alleged that he had not been appropriately compensated for his contribution to the final product as required in his contract. Brattle experts were able to limit the amount of damages in this case by identifying the incremental value attributable to his research on the final product. This was accomplished by statistical analysis of the product prices with and without the feature at issue. A settlement was reached on favorable terms to the defense contractor.