Federal and state level qualified consumer survey expert with more than 25 years market research experience. Principal at Applied Marketing Science, a full-service market research and consulting firm. Mr. Sowers has served as a testifying expert and submitted reports to Federal and State Courts, as well the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, in a variety of litigation matters on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. He has personally designed and conducted hundreds of market research surveys across a broad range of modalities and a broad range of populations. Mr. Sowers co-hosts an annual CLE accredited webinar on survey evidence in Intellectual Property and currently serves on the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA). Services include survey design, implementation and analysis, expert report preparation, critique of opposing expert reports, expert testimony, guidance on the deposition and trial questioning of opposing expert witnesses.
- Intellectual Property
- Public Opinion & Survey Research
- Trade Secrets
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: MBA University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: International Trademark Association (INTA)
Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO)
American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Co-host of an annual CLE accredited webinar on the topic of surveys in intellectual property matters
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: More than 100
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Consumer surveys, trademark, trade dress, false advertising, class action
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: 50%
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: 17
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: July 2020
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: 2
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: 2
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: More than 25 years of market research experience, nearly 10 years as a testifying expert
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Survey design, implementation and analysis, expert report preparation, critiques of opposing expert reports, expert testimony, and guidance on the deposition and trial questioning of opposing expert witnesses
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $550
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $550
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Deposition and trial testimony billed at hourly rate
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