Michael Pellegrino

President at Pellegrino & Associates LLC
Ranked in Brokering, IP management consultancy, Licensing, M&A, Tax, Technology transfer, Valuation
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Mike Pellegrino does an excellent job tailoring his counsel to the needs of diverse clients, all of whom he delivers an outstanding IP strategy and valuation service to. He has taught and testified extensively and internationally, which speaks to his eminent standing in the IP community.

Michael Pellegrino's Profile

Michael Pellegrino is the founder and president of Pellegrino & Associates LLC, a boutique IP strategy and valuation consulting firm. He has extensive experience valuing and counselling clients on IP-related matters. He has performed more than 430 company engagements for hundreds of clients, ranging from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups.

Judges, attorneys and government entities such as the Internal Revenue Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission have widely accepted his work product. He has testified in more than 25 matters on issues including bankruptcy valuations, estate tax valuations, fraudulent conveyance claims, copyright infringement claims, trade secret misappropriation claims, patent infringement claims and breach of contract claims. Mr Pellegrino is the author of the first and second editions of BVR’s Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation, with more than 1,000 copies in circulation. He has also authored articles that have appeared in a variety of nationally and internationally recognised outlets.

Mr Pellegrino has taught thousands of practitioners and scores of government officials from Brazil, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Thailand, Guatemala, New Zealand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. He has counselled and testified before legislators on valuation issues. He was also instrumental in helping to change several laws regarding the valuation of software for tax reporting purposes and the taxation of patent-derived income.

In addition to his valuation expertise, Mr Pellegrino has developed a state-of-the-art patent analytics tool that provides key insights into and intelligence on the patent landscape. With more than 250 terabytes of online data, this system removes information asymmetry rampant in the patent marketplace with a user-friendly database that provides rifle precision on identifying key risks and opportunities in patent portfolios.

Mr Pellegrino is a former board member and treasurer of the Licensing Executives Society (LES). He is also chair of the LES IP Valuation Standards Committee, whose charter is to pursue American National Standards Institute-accepted standards for the valuation of intellectual property. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an MBA.

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