"Where money issues meet IP rights". This weblog looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.
is crucial to intellectual property commercialization and effective
licensing programs can underpin corporate success. IP valuation is an
essential tool for developing effective licensing strategies, providing
an empirical basis from which decision-makers can chart the right
course. In this panel, we discuss how IP valuation can be best tailored
to, and utilized in, licensing strategies. Our excellent panel share
decades of experience and bridge industry, law, and economics to bring
a unique and invaluable perspective to this discussion.
Mitsuaki Matsumura, Head of IP
Licensing, APAC and EMEA at IBM
Matsumura is Head of IP Licensing for APAC & EMEA at IBM. He leads
the team of professionals that handle all IBM’s patent licensing and
assignment opportunities in APAC and EMEA. Prior to joining IBM, Dr.
Matsumura worked as a Senior Counsel at NTT DOCOMO, where he was in
charge of SEP licensing, technology alliances, and cross border
M&As. He holds a PhD (Kyoto University) in law and an LL.M. in Law,
Science, and Technology from Stanford University.
Greg Novak, Partner at Novak Druce
Novak is a partner at Novak Druce Carroll, where he counsels a number
of publicly traded global corporations on intellectual property
matters. Greg has acted as lead counsel for both plaintiffs and
defendants in more than 60 intellectual property cases, and has advised
in more than 300 post-grant proceedings. Greg obtained his MBA from the
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where he also co-founded
the Centre for Professional Service Firms.
Anri Nakamoto, Senior Associate, Orrick
Nakamoto is a senior associate at Orrick, based in the Tokyo office.
Anri’s practice focusses on representing clients in patent litigation,
trade secret litigation and other intellectual property disputes as
well as licensing matters. Prior to joining Orrick, Anri worked for
more than a decade at Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corporation and IP
Dr. Roya Ghafele, Managing Director at
Roya Ghafele is the founder and Managing Director of OxFirst, an
award-winning law and economics consultancy. Much of its work is with
tech companies as well as advising on public policymaking in the area
of technology transfer. Dr. Ghafele is a visiting Professor at Brunel
University, London as well as being an accredited expert witness to
courts in England and Wales. Prior to founding OxFirst, Dr. Ghafele
held an Assistant Professorship with the University of Edinburgh, a
Departmental Lectureship with Oxford University and a Research
Fellowship with the Haas School of Business, University of California
at Berkeley. She also worked for the OECD and WIPO as an economist.