Michael Pellegrino

President at Pellegrino & Associates, LLC

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 400 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 20 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 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, the 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 than100 terabytes of online data, this system removes information asymmetry rampant in the patent marketplace with a user-friendly, accessible database that provides rifle precision on identifying key risks and opportunities in patent portfolios.

Mr Pellegrino is on the board of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and is its treasurer. He is also chair of the IP valuation standards committee established by the LES, 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.

IAM says

Hailed as a “top expert in IP valuation and finance”, Michael Pellegrino has also “participated in many high-profile IP litigations”. “He is well respected in the industry and has been a guiding light for the Licensing Executives Society.”

Professional associations

  • LES


  • Brokering
  • Tax
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

Pellegrino & Associates, LLC
10333 North Meridian Street
Suite 150
Indianapolis IN 46290
United States

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