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Stephen E Dell is the founder and president of NOVUM Consulting Group LLC. With more than 20 years of professional experience in financial consulting and valuation services, Mr Dell has assisted clients in hundreds of financial damages and business consulting matters. The focus of Mr Dell’s experience has been in assisting clients with complex IP damage analysis, commercial disputes, valuations and strategic advisory services and negotiations related to IP assets.
Mr Dell has significant involvement in litigation matters relating to patent infringement, trademark and trade secret theft, business valuation, breach of contract, shareholder disputes, as well as other complex business matters. Mr Dell has testified as an expert witness on intellectual property and business damages in various forums, including federal and state courts throughout the United States, the International Trade Commission, as well as mediation and arbitration proceedings.
In addition to the litigation engagements in which Mr Dell has been involved, he has also assisted corporate clients in the valuation and analysis of their IP portfolios. Mr Dell’s experience in this area has included market assessments, royalty rate assessments, as well as valuation and financial analyses that have been used to determine monetisation programmes and strategies best suited for his clients. Mr Dell also routinely advises his clients with patent licence agreement negotiations, patent acquisitions/dispositions, buy/sell transactions and financing/funding arrangements related to various technologies. To date, Mr Dell has advised on IP transactions exceeding $3 billion in aggregate value.
Mr Dell has applied his expertise and skills in IP valuation, damages and licensing across multiple industries, including semiconductors, telecommunications, wireless and cellular standards, Internet and e-commerce, consumer electronics, banking and electronic payments, software, automotive, medical products, airlines, oil and gas, electronics and healthcare.
Mr Dell received a BA in economics (finance emphasis) and a minor in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a certified valuation analyst, credentialed by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.