Richard F. Weyand is principal investigator for Weyand Associates. 

 

Mr. Weyand founded Weyand Associates in 1992, and expanded the company’s consulting services into litigation support in 1996.  Since that time he has provided litigation support services in over a dozen cases involving intellectual property disputes, primarily trade secrets.  He has performed evidence analysis, prepared expert reports, and provided sworn testimony both in deposition and at trial.

 

Mr. Weyand has co-authored several articles on trade secret identification and protection, and has lectured on these topics at industry meetings and as a guest lecturer at John Marshall Law School.  He has applied for three patents for methods of trade secret identification and protection.

 

During his computer industry career, Mr. Weyand worked in the areas of research & development, engineering, quality control, applications engineering and sales for high-technology products in the areas of high-speed computer networking equipment, telecommunications, advanced engineering workstations, and consumer electronics.

 

Mr. Weyand received the Bachelor of Science in the Teaching of Physics with Highest Distinction in the Curriculum from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in January 1975, and the Master of Science in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in January 1977.  He also studied business administration at the University of Chicago.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES

 

“Trade Secret Holding Companies: A Structural Solution To A Sarbanes-Oxley Requirement”, with R. Mark Halligan, IP Law 360, March 27, 2006.

“Accounting for Trade Secret Assets: Sarbanes Oxley Requirements for the New Economy”, with R. Mark Halligan, Executive Counsel, March/April 2006.

“The Economic Valuation of Trade Secret Assets”, with R. Mark Halligan, Journal of Internet Law, February, 2006.

“The Economic Valuation Of Trade Secret Assets”, with R. Mark Halligan, Computer & Internet Lawyer, July, 2005.

“The Economic Valuation Of Trade Secret Assets”, with R. Mark Halligan, American Bar Association Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Valuation, 2005.

 “Trade Secrets, Competitive Intelligence and Security Measures for Protection of IP Assets”, Presentation, Licensing Executive Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 17, 2004.

“Trade Secret Asset Management”, Presentation, Fall 2004 Product Security and Intellectual Property Summit, San Jose, CA, September 28, 2004.

 “Automated Management and Protection of Trade Secrets”, Guest Lecturer, John Marshall Law School, Advanced Trade Secrets course for the L.L.M., Chicago, IL, November 12, 2003.

“Method and apparatus for the discovery of trade secrets, including the collection, compilation, correlation, integration, categorization and reporting of data about trade secrets”, United States Non-Provisional Patent Application No. 20050096954, November 5, 2003.

“Automated Management and Protection of Trade Secrets”, Guest Lecturer, John Marshall Law School, Advanced Trade Secrets course for the L.L.M., Chicago, IL, October 23, 2002.

“The Sorry State of Trade Secret Protection”, with R. Mark Halligan, Corporate Counsellor, Vol. 16, No. 3, August, 2001.

“Method and apparatus for documentation, analysis, auditing, accounting, protection, registration, and verification of trade secrets”, United States Non-Provisional Patent Application No. 20020077941, January 9, 2001.

“Method and apparatus for documentation, analysis, auditing, accounting, protection, registration, and verification of trade secrets”, United States Provisional Patent Application No. 20010044737, January 10, 2000.