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Philip W Kline is a managing director at Ankura based in Ann Arbor. He has extensive experience in IP valuation and monetisation, including assisting clients in negotiating IP licences.
Mr Kline has represented a broad range of clients, including charitable foundations, small companies and multinational corporations. Mr Kline has valued intellectual property in a variety of contexts, including damages quantification, bankruptcy, tax planning and tax disputes. He has assisted in the quantification of damages resulting from numerous causes of action, including patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, theft of trade secret, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, breach of contract and false advertising.
Mr Kline’s experience spans a variety of industries. He has worked extensively in the wireless telecommunications space, assisting both licensors and licensees in assessing whether proposed royalty rates for standard-essential patents are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory. He has also worked on engagements pertaining to medical devices, consumer electronics, industrial networking and transportation.
Mr Kline has held a variety of leadership positions in industry organisations. He was the American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law (IPL) Section’s liaison to the Licensing Executive Society’s Intellectual Property Valuation and Standards Committee. He is a past chair of both the ABA IPL Section’s Monetisation and Valuation of IP Committee and the ABA IPL Section’s Economics of the Profession Committee. Mr Kline is also a past member of the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) Standards, Admissions and Recertification Committee and the CLP Exam Development Committee.
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