An intangible asset is an asset without physical substance, such as patents, copyright, franchises, goodwill, trademarks, trade names, and software. An intangible assets expert witness typically has a background in forensic accounting, appraisal, business valuation, economic damages, and/or intellectual property valuation. Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at identifying the ideal expert to provide expert witness services for intangible asset matters; most often the matters encompass intellectual property or business valuation.
An intangible asset valuation determines the present economic value, or fair market value, of an asset. There are many reasons for an appraisal assignment, such as for tax purposes, mergers/acquisitions, or litigation. Appraisal methodologies vary depending on the situation, and all appraisal models have limitations; a valuation requires assumptions and acumen. Therefore, outcomes will vary depending on the assumptions used.
Examples of intangible asset matters that would require expertise and expert witness work include patent infringement, intellectual property valuation, family law (asset valuation), business valuation (mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy), and fraud.
Litigation support by an intangible asset expert witness could include an expert report with valuation conclusions, appraisal review, expert opinion, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may request a testifying expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. An intangible assets expert witness needs to not only have expertise, but must possess the ability to explain the difference between a tangible asset and an intangible asset to a jury, as well as withstand the scrutiny of a cross examination.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Intangible Assets experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Intangible Assets landscape.
This expert is a managing director with a financial consultancy firm and an Accredited Senior Appraiser and Fellow (FASA) of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) (their highest designation), Business Valuation. This expert has provided testimony as to the value of the common stock of a scrap tire recycling company. Formerly Managing Director of a management consulting company, this expert founded its U.S. Valuation Services practice and managed the real estate appraisal practice.
This expert has directed valuations of businesses, interests in businesses, intellectual property, intangible assets, real property and machinery and equipment. This expert has testified in court as an expert witness on matters of solvency, the value of closely held businesses and business interests, valuation and amortization of intangible assets and other valuation issues. This expert's testimony in U.S. District Court was referenced in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion decided in the client's favor. This expert is co-author of several books, and has taught courses for the American Society of Appraisers.
This expert leads the intellectual property valuation practice of an internationally recognized consultancy, specializing in Valuation Advisory, Transaction Opinions, and Dispute Consulting. This expert has many years of experience providing consulting services to corporations, law firms, universities, and investment firms primarily in the areas of intellectual property valuation, damages, monetization, and management. This expert has provided testimony as a damages and valuation expert in intellectual property-related litigation including having offered opinions in Federal District Court. This expert has testified on a variety of dispute matters including those with claims associated with patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, fraudulent transfer, breach of contract, and others. This expert has also led project teams on a variety of pre-case and early-case assessments of intellectual property-related damages to assist with decisions related to whether a case should be filed and to support dispute resolution efforts. This expert has performed due diligence and valued intellectual property and other intangible assets for a variety of purposes including: transactions (licensing, purchase/sale, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions), tax strategy and compliance (transfer pricing, trust & estate issues), corporate strategic decision-making, use of intellectual property to attract capital (debt and equity financing), financial reporting, regulatory compliance (Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute), and bankruptcy, among others. This expert has been directly involved in intellectual property licensing negotiations and has developed many reusable intellectual property pricing/valuation models for corporate licensing activities and investment decisions. This expert is an adjunct professor at a Law School where this expert teaches a course on intellectual property valuation. This expert has spoken at conferences or other events for many leading intellectual property, legal, and business organizations including the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Licensing Executives Society (LES), American Bar Association (ABA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), and China Appraisal Society, among others.
This expert leads the Dispute Consulting group and intellectual property valuation practice of an internationally recognized consultancy, specializing in Valuation Advisory, Transaction Opinions, and Dispute Consulting. This expert has served as a damages expert witness in a wide array of litigation matters, including intellectual property and general commercial disputes. This expert has offered opinions in Federal District Court and in arbitrations on issues including lost profits, reasonable royalties, unjust enrichment, price erosion, prejudgment interest, and other compensation topics, including determination of incremental costs, market share, and manufacturing and marketing capacity. This expert also has experience in determining the value of intangible assets, including intellectual property, for a variety of purposes, including licensing, mergers & acquisitions, technology management and commercialization, and tax planning. This expert has written articles and made presentations to numerous professional groups on topics including intellectual property damages determination, damages discovery and trial presentation, intangible asset valuation, and intellectual property licensing. This expert has been an Adjunct Professor at a Law School, where this expert taught a course in intellectual property valuation.
This expert is an accredited business valuation consultant in the Litigation, Forensic, and Valuation Services Group of a nationally recognized leading consultancy. This expert is an executive with many years of experience in valuation, M&A, corporate finance, forensic accounting, litigation support and expert testimony.
This expert's practice includes dozens of engagements over the years related to partnership and other business disputes requiring forensic accounting, damages analysis and business valuation. These disputed matters have often involved companies in the wholesale and retail food industry, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, and estate planning. This expert has also valued partial equity interests and stock options. This expert provides fair value financial analysis including ASC 805 purchase price allocations and valuations of intangible assets such as trade names/brands, customer relationships, royalties, patents and technology. This expert has also performed lost profits and financial damages analyses.
This expert worked as an independent consultant specializing in business valuation and litigation support, and has spent time working among the ranks of the Big Four. This expert also has experience in investment banking, corporate development, and venture capital investments.
This expert has the distinction of being an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation with the American Society of Appraisers. This expert is a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst.
This expert is the Managing Director at a nationally recognized and well respected intellectual asset consulting firm specializing in right of publicity valuation, licensing, trademark, patent, copyright and expert testimony. This expert earned a B.S. in Economics, and later went on to earn an MBA, with a concentration in Finance.
This expert has a broad view of the world of intellectual property and intangible assets. This expert has lectured, spoken, and written on the topic of IP valuation, as well as the licensing of various intellectual property rights. This expert is a contributing author to two books, and is author and co-author of several articles on intellectual property valuation. Coupled with an analytical approach to finance and economics, this expert has a unique view and expertise in intellectual property and intangible asset valuation and monetization.
This expert has been designated as the testifying expert in matters pertaining to, rights of publicity (ROP), trademark, patent, database, copyright, and website valuation and damages - this expert has testified in both domestic and international courts. Through trial testimony, deposition testimony, and numerous Rule 26 reports, this expert's expertise has been established and reaffirmed.
This expert has performed valuations of intangible assets and intellectual properties for corporate litigation and business/transaction purposes. This expert's project work spans the full spectrum of the intellectual property realm. Industries worked on include: entertainment, government, software, banking, healthcare, construction, retail, energy, and manufacturing. This expert has managed projects involving: license structuring and negotiation; valuation for litigation; sale/purchase valuation and negotiation; estate valuation; and valuation in expropriation and foreign markets.
This expert is a founding principal of a consulting firm providing consulting, valuations and testimony regarding IP damages and licensing custom and practices. This expert focuses on copyright, trade dress, trade secrets and trademark infringement, publicity rights, social media and Internet infringement, defamation, marketing strategy analyses, royalty rate determinations and other intangible assets. This expert also provides valuation and monetization strategies for trademarks, trade secrets, publicity rights, domain names, Internet and social media assets, brands, copyrights and other intangible assets for financial reporting, bankruptcy and transactional due diligence. This expert is affiliated or associated with the major industry associations in licensing and in intellectual property and has been a frequent presenter at industry conferences. This expert has deep experience as an expert witness, having been the named testifying expert in over 75 cases, with over 20 depositions and five trials.