David Yurkerwich - Navigant Consulting, Inc
David Yurkerwich is a managing director of Navigant Consulting and leader of the company’s global IP team (Navigant IP). Navigant IP’s team of seasoned experts assists clients with the challenges associated with assessing, valuing and managing IP assets in today’s global innovation economy. The team helps clients to succeed by offering state-of-the-art valuation methodologies based on advanced data and analytical tools combined with practical business solutions. Mr Yurkerwich has been recognised as one of the IAM 300’s World Leading IP Strategists since the programme’s inception.
Mr Yurkerwich works closely with inventors and attorneys to assess patentability and markets for technologies to build and maintain competitive patent portfolios. He actively negotiates IP-based transactions and structures, and manages joint development, licensing and enforcement activities.
Clients seek Mr Yurkerwich’s assistance to:
- identify and value IP assets;
- facilitate IP acquisitions and joint ventures;
- implement licensing and commericalisation programmes;
- engage buyers and complete IP sales; and
- quantify economic damages in disputes.
He has had ongoing responsibility for managing a group of European-based patent investment funds, including conducting market outreach to potential partners and licensees, and structuring and overseeing joint development, licensing and enforcement activities. Mr Yurkerwich has completed numerous licensing and sale transactions, including industry-wide licensing programmes, as well as significant technology transfers.
Mr Yurkerwich provides expert valuation testimony in patent infringement cases, international arbitration and other business disputes involving companies in Asia, Europe, South America and the United States. This has included expert testimony in over 90 matters involving a broad range of technologies and markets. He is a certified public accountant and a certified valuation analyst, and is accredited in business valuation. He has a BSc in business administration from Villanova University.
- IP auctions
- IP management consultancy
- Technology transfer
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