The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
Efrat Kasznik dispenses invaluable guidance on patent strategy, valuation and monetisation to start-ups as well as established Silicon Valley entities. She brings a deep understanding of the relationship between business success and intellectual property, and provides pragmatic advice based on 25 years of experience.
Efrat Kasznik is an IP valuation and strategy expert with more than 25 years’ consulting experience assisting clients with the valuation, strategic management and monetisation of their intellectual property and technologies. She is president of Foresight Valuation Group LLC – a Silicon Valley-based IP valuation and litigation consulting firm – as well as a start-up advisory firm.
Ms Kasznik is an appointed lecturer on IP management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). She also lectures on IP issues at the GSB’s various local and international executive education programmes. She is actively involved in leadership roles with LES (United States and Canada), where she currently serves as a board member, as well as chair of the LES Silicon Valley chapter.
Ms Kasznik specialises in analysing IP and technology portfolios for a range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, technology commercialisation decisions, tax compliance, transfer pricing, litigation damages and business liquidations. She has worked with corporate clients that range in size from Fortune 100s to start-ups, law firms, universities, research institutions, inventors, IP brokers and patent funds. She frequently testifies as an expert witness in legal cases involving damages or valuations of intellectual property and start-ups. She is a frequent speaker and author on IP valuation and strategy issues.
Throughout her career, Ms Kasznik has also served as co-founder and adviser to several Silicon Valley start-ups, and held the position as chief financial officer at a telecoms start-up. She currently serves on the advisory boards of several start-ups, accelerators and venture funds in the United States, Europe, Asia and Israel.
Ms Kasznik holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in accounting and economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.