Daniel M McGavock

Vice President at Charles River Associates

Daniel M McGavock is vice president and IP practice leader of Charles River Associates (CRA), a global business, financial and economics consulting firm. Mr McGavock has specialised in the valuation and strategic management of intellectual property for more than 30 years. He has provided expert testimony in over 85 IP matters and has experience in a variety of forums, including both domestic and international arbitrations, federal courts, state courts, the US Court of Claims, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the PTAB. He has addressed all areas of potential economic recovery in IP disputes, including lost profits, price erosion, reasonable royalty, profit disgorgement and unjust enrichment. He has also addressed commercial success, irreparable harm and economic issues in ITC Section 337 matters. Outside litigation, Mr McGavock has performed IP valuations in a variety of contexts, including licence, joint venture and M&A transactions, bankruptcy and restructuring, transfer pricing and financial and tax reporting. He has assisted clients throughout the IP strategic management and transaction process, including in portfolio assessment, opportunity identification, competitive benchmarking, market research, partner screening, financial modelling, transaction negotiation and licence compliance audits.

His industry experience includes aerospace, automotive, biologics and biosimilars, building materials, chemicals, computer hardware and peripherals, construction equipment, consumer electronics, e-commerce, defence technology, energy, environmental, financial services, fintech, food and beverage, industrial equipment, health and beauty products, medical devices, media and entertainment, mobile devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, social media, software, telecommunications, travel and leisure, and wireless technology.

Before CRA’s acquisition of InteCap in 2004, Mr McGavock served as InteCap’s president and a member of its board of directors. Mr McGavock is a registered certified public accountant and a certified licensing professional. He has served as chair of the Licensing Executives Society Valuation and Taxation and Financial Markets Committees, vice chair of the International Audit Committee and a founding member of the Biopharmaceutical Royalty Rates and Deal Terms Global Survey Committee. Mr McGavock has also been an adjunct professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, teaching a course on IP valuation.

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