Michael J Dansky - BRG-Capstone

Managing Director - BRG-Capstone

Michael J Dansky, managing director and national leader in charge of BRG-Capstone’s IP services practice, has more than 30 years’ experience in IP strategy, valuation, transactions and dispute resolution. Throughout his career, he has successfully developed strategies to maximise the value of assets and has executed transactions to monetise these assets worldwide. He has assessed, valued, commercialised, licensed and sold IP portfolios in a wide range of industries and in many technical disciplines. He has significant experience with patents, copyright, know-how and trade secrets, as well as accounting, finance and transaction-related matters. He has also testified in state, federal and bankruptcy courts, before federal administrative agencies and in arbitrations on issues involving the valuation of intellectual property, quantum of damages, accounting and financial issues, asset valuation and transactional matters including the interpretation of contracts and licences.

Mr Dansky is an internationally recognised IP licensing and valuation expert, having run licensing and IP businesses at multiple large corporations. In addition to negotiating and executing transactions and drafting many licensing and related agreements, he has performed due diligence for buyers, sellers and financing entities for a number of significant transactions. He has noteworthy experience in troubled company and bankruptcy situations.

Mr Dansky was previously a senior executive for Amoco, Xerox and Polaroid. He was also formerly a partner at three international consulting firms and the founder of Intellectual Property Strategies, a full-service IP advisory firm.

He holds an MBA in international business/finance from George Washington University and a BA in economics and political science from Tufts University, and is a Certified Licensing Professional. The IAM Strategy 300 has recognised him as one the world’s 300 top IP strategists since its inception. In 2017, Mr Dansky was also recognised by the IAM Patent 1000. He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and for many years chaired its flagship technology transfer educational programme. He is a former chair of the American Bar Association Economics Committee and was formerly vice chair of the Patent and Licensing Committee of the Licensing Executives Society International.

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • IPO
  • LES

Firm details


75 State Street
18th Floor
Suite 1805
Boston MA 02109
United States

Contact details

E: mdansky@thinkbrg.com
T: +1 617 925 4015
W: www.thinkbrg.com

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