John B. Davis, PhD is an economist at Berkeley Research Group, based in the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area office.

He primarily specializes in lawsuits involving patent damages. He focuses on the extent of damage disclosures required by federal courts and apportionments necessary to isolate the economic value of a patent(s) in suit. His areas of expertise include California’s Patent Local Rules, especially the extent of damage disclosure required at early stages of litigation. Dr. Davis develops damages theories that span both patent reasonable royalties and also lost profits, trademarks, and trade secrets depending on the intellectual property issues asserted in the cases.

Dr. Davis has also testified in class action discrimination and wage and hour matters, assisted in civil and criminal matters related to sub-prime banking failures as a result of underwriting practices, including commercial real estate (CRE) lending practices, as well as anti-trust matters.

Employment History

Economist/Associate Director, 2010-present

OnPoint Analytics
Economist, 2010

Resolution Economics LLC
Senior Economist, 2008-2009

Research Economist, 1999-2007, 2009

University of Chicago, Center for the Study of Urban Inequality
Research Analyst, 1993-1994

Areas of Expertise


University of California Santa Barbara
PhD, Economics (Labor Economics/Criminology), 1999

University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
MA, Public Policy, 1991

Lawrence University
BA, Philosophy, 1989