David Yurkerwich - Charles River Associates
David Yurkerwich assists clients throughout the world with the valuation, licensing and sale of technology and IP rights. He is a senior consultant to Charles River Associates (CRA) and operates from offices in New York, Germany and California. He was the founding CEO and chair of InteCap, which was acquired by CRA in 2004.
Clients seek Mr Yurkerwich’s assistance to:
- identify and value IP assets for monetisation;
- facilitate IP acquisitions;
- implement licensing programmes;
- engage buyers and complete IP sales; and
- quantify economic damages in disputes.
Mr Yurkerwich develops and implements IP commercialisation and monetisation programmes – for example, he has ongoing responsibility for managing a group of European-based patent investment funds. This includes working closely with inventors and attorneys to assess patentability and markets for technologies and conducting market outreach to potential partners and licensees. It also includes structuring and overseeing joint development, licensing and enforcement activities. One agreement he negotiated and monitors includes the development, testing and launch of a new molecule for use in the therapeutic moisturiser market.
Mr Yurkerwich has completed numerous licensing and sale transactions. These include industry-wide licensing programmes, as well as significant one-off technology transfers. In 2015, for example, he assisted Saab AB in a joint venture combining its Skeldar unmanned aerial helicopter with UMS Aero Group AG, a Swiss supplier of tactical unmanned aerial vehicles. He and his team provided valuation, market outreach and negotiation support services.
Mr Yurkerwich has provided 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 50 IP matters involving a broad range of technologies, as well as 30 other litigation matters. He is a certified public accountant and a certified valuation analyst, and is accredited in business valuation.
- IP auctions
- IP management consultancy
- Technology transfer
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