Thomas Britven


Expert Information
Qualifications BBA Accounting
Professional Memberships LES, NACVA, AICPA, TXCPA, ACFE
Industries Aerospace and Defence, Buildings, Financial Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Marine and Shipping, Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Real Estate and Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, Technology, Media and Telecoms, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Americas, Europe
Expert Highlights
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • More than 600 expert appointments.
  • Specializes in patent infringement, trade secrets, and commercial litigation damages determinations throughout the USA and internationally.
  • Successful testimony in Nortel Bankruptcy’s $7.3 billion dispute, which is considered one of the largest bankruptcy cases in Canadian history.
  • Identified as a leading testifying expert on intellectual property by IAM.

Thomas Britven has more than 30 years of experience as a financial damages consultant and trusted advisor specializing in intellectual property and complex commercial litigations.  He has served as an expert in over 600 hundred matters.

Thomas has provided expert testimony in over 60 trials, arbitrations, and mediations across the USA and internationally.   His focus is on large matters involving multiple causes of action, which often include intellectual property disputes.  The claims in these matters have varied in size up to more than $7 billion.

Thomas began his career as an internal auditor with a Fortune 500 firm.  He later became a consultant at Peterson and Company, a pioneer in litigation support and expert analysis services in commercial disputes.  His long consulting career has allowed him to develop extensive expertise, including misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement, trademark, copyright, licensing disputes, complex financial damage analysis, breach of contract, business interruption, forensic accounting, and business valuation.

Thomas applies his intellectual property damages, valuation, licensing, and strategy skills in numerous complex matters. He supports clients across a diverse range of industries, including technology and communications, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, industrial products, medical devices, manufacturing, oil and gas, and retail and consumer products, among others.

Thomas is a Certified Licensing Professional, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has served as the past president of the Licensing Executives Society Foundation and is recognized by IAM Patent 1000 as one of the foremost patent damages experts in the United States. 

Notable recent cases:

  • Inovalon Insights, LLC v. Komodo Health, Inc.; Case No. 01-22-002-3064; Arbitration before the American Arbitration Association, 2023. A trade secrets case involving cloud-based solutions for the healthcare industry.
  • Magema Technology LLC v. Phillips 66, Phillips 66 Company and WRB Refining LP; Case No. 4:20-cv-02444; Deposition and trial before the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, 2022, 2023. A patent infringement case regarding heavy fuel oil refinery technology.
  • The Chamberlain Group Inc. v. Overhead Door Corporation; Case No. 2:21-cv-0084-JRG; Deposition and trial before the Eastern District of Texas, 2021, 2022 and 2023. A patent infringement case regarding garage door openers.
  • Finjan, Inc. v. ESET, LLC, et al.; Civil Action No. 3:17-cv-00183; Deposition and trial before the Southern District of California, 2019 and 2023. A patent infringement case involving reasonable royalties in the cybersecurity industry.
  • The Tempo at Encore, LP and CPDG2, LLC v. Siltek Group, Inc. Berkley Insurance Company, Ana P. Silveira-Sierra, Rene Sierra, Tron Construction, LLC and Siltex Group, Inc. v. The Tempo At Encore, LP and CPDG2, LLC; Case No. 16-CA-005748 (L); Consolidated for discovery with Case No. 17-CA-007385 (L); Deposition and trial before the 13th Judicial Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida, 2021 and 2023. A breach of contract, negligence, and conspiracy case in the construction industry.
  • Kraft Heinz Foods Company v. Capri Sun Group Holding AG, Capri Sun GMBH, Indag Pouch Partners GMBH, and Rudolf Wild GMBH & Co. KG; Arbitration in The International Centre for Dispute Resolution; ICDR Case No. 01-20-0001-7551, 2022. A trademark case concerning drink pouch consumer products.
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Location: Houston
TX, United States

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