Scott Weingust

Managing Director at Stout

Scott Weingust is the managing director of Stout’s IP valuation practice. Mr Weingust has more than 22 years’ experience providing consulting services to corporations, law firms, universities and investment firms, primarily in the areas of IP valuation, damages, monetisation and management.

Mr Weingust has provided testimony as a damages and valuation expert in IP-related litigation, including having offered opinions in Federal District Court. Mr Weingust has also led project teams on a variety of pre-case and early-case assessments of IP-related damages to assist with decisions relating to whether a case should be filed or financed, and to support dispute resolution efforts.

Mr Weingust has performed due diligence and valued intellectual property and other intangible assets for a variety of purposes, including:

  • transactions (eg, licensing, purchases, sale, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions);
  • tax strategy and compliance (corporate restructuring, transfer pricing, trust and estate issues);
  • corporate strategic decision making;
  • the use of intellectual property to attract capital (debt and equity financing);
  • financial reporting;
  • regulatory compliance; and
  • bankruptcy.

He has been directly involved in IP licensing negotiations and has developed many reusable IP pricing and valuation models for corporate licensing activities and investment decisions.

Mr Weingust is currently an adjunct professor at the DePaul University College of Law, where he teaches a course on IP valuation. He has also previously taught classes on IP valuation and related topics at the New York University School of Law, the John Marshall Law School, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Engineering and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Mr Weingust has spoken at conferences or other events for many organisations, including the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Licensing Executives Society, the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.

IAM says

Scott Weingust “consistently delivers immense value to his clients and the international community”. “Richly knowledgeable when it comes to IP best practices, valuation and strategy, he’s a thought leader in hot demand as an instructor and speaker on these topics.”

Professional associations

  • IPO
  • LES


  • IP-backed lending
  • Licensing
  • Tax
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

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United States

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