Michael J Dansky

Senior Vice President at Nathan Associates, Inc

Michael J Dansky, senior vice president at Nathan Associates, Inc, has more than 35 years’ experience in IP strategy, valuation, transactions and dispute resolution. His career has focused on developing and executing strategies that maximise the value of assets and executing transactions to monetise these assets worldwide. He has assessed, valued, commercialised, licensed and sold IP portfolios in a wide range of industries and in many technical disciplines. He has significant experience in patents, copyright, know-how and trade secrets, as well as accounting, finance and transaction-related matters. He has also testified in state, federal and bankruptcy courts, before federal administrative agencies and in arbitrations on issues involving valuations, damages, accounting and financial issues and transactional matters, including the interpretation of contracts and licences.

Mr Dansky is an internationally recognised IP licensing and valuation expert, having run licensing and corporate strategy and at multiple large corporations. In addition to negotiating and executing transactions and drafting many licensing and related agreements, he has performed due diligence for buyers, sellers and financing entities for a number of significant transactions. He has noteworthy experience in troubled company and bankruptcy situations.

Mr Dansky was previously a senior executive for Amoco, Xerox and Polaroid. He was also formerly a partner at three international consulting firms and founded Intellectual Property Strategies, a full-service IP advisory firm.

Mr Dansky has an MBA in international business and finance from George Washington University, a BA in economics and political science from Tufts University and is a Certified Licensing Professional. He has been recognised by the IAM Strategy 300 since its inception and is highly recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 2019. He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and for many years chaired its flagship technology transfer educational programme. He is a former chair of the American Bar Association Economics Committee and a former vice chair of the LES International Patent and Licensing Committee.

IAM says

Michael J Dansky “has been a leader in the IP space for decades” – he is “an institution in licensing, litigation support and strategy”. “He has given back to the IP scene significantly more than most professionals, and is a genuine thought leader.”

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • IPO
  • LES


  • Brokering
  • Defensive patent aggregation
  • Finance
  • IP auctions
  • IP management consultancy
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Tax
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

Nathan Associates, Inc
60 State Street
Seventh Floor
Boston MA 02109
United States

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