Conatum Consulting provides
litigation support in prosecuting financial services trading
software, technology and business process patents. Services include
prior art discovery, locating primary resources and academic research.
Additional cases have included fraud and employment practices in the financial markets.
We have effectively
educated counsel and the court in the history and nuances
of industry practice via written expert
reports, in depositions and in the
Why use Conatum for expert witness research and
No ties to vendors or
knowledgeable in financial services
industry and technology in US, Europe
faculty member, often quoted in the
Able to explain
complex technical or financial business
issues to counsel and in a court
(electronic, algorithmic and high frequency) in most
instrument classes, e.g., equities, fixed income, forex, derivatives
Market microstructure including
exchanges and alternative trading system (ATS)
- International experience in Europe and Asia
Experience as both a
vendor and end user of products and
Management of large
and complex projects
Risk management for
Short or long term
projects anywhere in the US
Defending software patent:
Researching existing products prior to
patent date, demonstrating that no relevant prior
art existed. Documented and presented
information on market conditions at the
time of the patent issuance.
patent: Located academic papers and
software product documentation showing previous implementation
and public description of the
dispute: Researched and presented
information on business practices between
software vendors and clients.
Employment dispute regarding use of technology by traders and markets.
Identifying the red flags in a Ponzi scheme.
- Appeared in both federal court and FINRA arbitrations.