WEBINAR - How Patent Infringement Concerns May Shape COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Deployment

3/30/2021 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Event Description

Speaker: David Duski, Director, BDO Forensic Investigation and Litigation Services Group

1 Substantive Credit 

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has driven pharmaceutical companies around the world to shift their focus to develop a safe and effective vaccine and/or therapeutic treatment as quickly as possible.  However, the urgency and speed at which research and trials are being conducted leaves little time for companies to assess legal risks – including potential patent infringement.  This program will provide an in-depth discussion of the options available to the Federal Government to shield potential infringers from liability in order to accelerate vaccine delivery and meet public demand.  Also discussed will be how patent damages may be assessed in light of this unprecedented situation if companies are not immunized of infringement by the government.    

BDO is generously sponsoring this course so the LBA can offer it to our members free of charge as a benefit of membership. Please email Elizabeth to RSVP. Non-members can click here to register and pay online. 

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David Duski


David Duski is a Director in BDO’s Forensic Investigation and Litigation Services group and leads its intellectual property consulting practice. Throughout his career, David has provided dispute resolution services for cases involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, breach of contract, business interruption, legal malpractice, and product liability, among others. He has also provided financial and economic consulting for attorneys and corporate clients. David has conducted complex financial analyses involving lost sales, lost profits, incremental profits, manufacturing and marketing capacity, fixed and variable costs, product line profitability, price erosion, reasonable royalties, unjust enrichment, commercial success, and prejudgment and post-verdict interest for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has also served as an expert witness in matters filed in U.S. District Court, state court, and before the American Arbitration Association. Additionally, David has lectured on the topic of intellectual property damages at The John Marshall Law School, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and the Chicago Bar Association. His case experience encompasses a broad array of industries including automotive, aviation, biotechnology, cellular, chemicals, consumer products, energy, financial securities, healthcare, HVAC, information technology, internet, medical products, military, network security, online learning, optical, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, sporting goods, supercomputers, and telecommunications. David graduated with high honors from DePaul University earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and Wisconsin, a Certified Licensing Professional, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Prior to his arrival at BDO, David was employed with Davis & Hosfield Consulting LLC, a firm that specializes in financial consulting within the litigation and dispute resolution process.