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Expert Details

Intellectual Property Lawsuits that Depend on Marketing Expertise and/or Survey Research

ID: 732389 Texas, USA

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Expert has been involved in a large set of cases involving trademark or trade dress infringement or patent importance in purchase decisions. Expert recently testified in Federal Court in Houston regarding a trademarked name infringement, applying a depth of expertise exceeding survey research. The case was decided in favor of the plaintiff, whose case she supported. Expert is the author or co-author of several publications concerning intellectual property lawsuits, including one in The Trademark Reporter, the law journal of the International Trademark Association.

Expert has provided survey research assignments and expert witness reports to attorneys through her independent eponymous consulting group since 1980.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Business Adminstration Institution: University of Houston
Year: 1970 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Administration Institution: University of Houston
Year: 1957 Degree: Bachelor Subject: Journalism Institution: University of Missouri

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1973 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship Department:
Expert serves as senior researcher at the Institute for Healthcare Marketing. She also conducts research related to legal issues in marketing; she teaches MBA and Ph.D. students.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1980 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department:
Expert provided independent consulting to attorneys in Austin, Beaumont, Dallas, Houston, and New York on advertising, trade dress, effects of boycotts, health care, the costs of changing a name, and defamation.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Marketing Association
Academy for Health Services Marketing
American Marketing Association
Beta Gamma Sigma business honorary
UH Chapter Treasurer
Professional Appointments
Expert has served on the following editorial review boards: Journal of Marketing (2 years); Journal of Advertising Research (4 years); Current Issues and Research in Advertising (5 years); Journal of Health Care Marketing (8 years).
Awards / Recognition
Marvin Hurley Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Larry J. Sachnowitz Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Bauer College Alumni Association award, outstanding faculty member
Bauer Faculty Fellow
Melcher Faculty Honor Award for Research
Halliburton Award for Research
Melcher Award for Service
Halliburton Award for Service
Tillie and Tom McDonald Award

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
Expert served as Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship for over a decade before promotion in 2017 to her present professorship. This position was preceded by her term as Professor of Marketing (1996-2002) and as Associate Professor of Marketing (1977-1986). Before this, she served as Assistant Professor of Marketing (1973-1977). Additionally, Expert was Director of an institute of marketing. She has served on the editorial review board for the Journal of Marketing for 2 years, as well as for the Journal of Health Care Marketing for 8 years. She has been teaching Ph.D. seminars in Marketing Strategy for 5 years. She has taught an MBA Core Course in Marketing Management for 18 years. She has a variety of publications regarding marketing.

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