Robert L. Vigil

Robert L. Vigil

Washington, DC


Ph.D., economics, University of Maryland; B.A., economics, Pepperdine University

Summary of Experience

Dr. Vigil specializes in the application of economics and finance to complex commercial litigation matters. His work includes the estimation of damages and unjust enrichment in intellectual property (IP), breach of contract, and false advertising cases; the evaluation of patented drug products’ commercial success in connection with generic manufacturers’ Abbreviated New Drug Application submissions to obtain early market entry; and the analysis of issues related to the granting of permanent injunctions, such as irreparable harm and causal nexus. Dr. Vigil has also analyzed issues related to domestic industry, remedy, and bonding on cases before the International Trade Commission.

Dr. Vigil has served as an expert witness on litigation matters in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, telecommunications, computer hardware and software, and electronics. In non-litigation matters, he has assisted clients in valuing IP for sale or license; identifying and evaluating potential partners for licensing, acquisition, or divestiture of assets; and analyzing the impact of generic entry on prices and market shares of brand name pharmaceutical products.

Dr. Vigil is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Marketing Association, and the Licensing Executives Society, and is a frequent speaker on issues related to IP, valuation, and damages assessment. He has also taught courses in microeconomics and econometrics at the University of Maryland.

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