Michael J. Dansky, CLP

Michael J. Dansky, CLP

Senior Vice President, Nathan Associates, Inc.

Michael J. Dansky recently joined Nathan Associates, Inc. as a Senior Vice President, after serving as the National Leader of the BRG Corporate Finance’s Intellectual Property Practice for the past 8 years. He has more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property valuation, licensing and intellectual property transactions and dispute resolution.  Throughout his career, Mr. Dansky has focused on developing strategies for maximizing the value of assets and executing licensing and related transactions to monetize these assets and well as evaluating and calculating damages and assessing transaction related issues in a wide range of litigation and dispute related matters.

Mr. Dansky has assessed, commercialized, valued and licensed technologies and intellectual property portfolios and evaluated intellectual property damages in a wide range of industries and in many technical disciplines from complex electronics, materials, semiconductors and computer hardware and software to chemicals, food products, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and alternative energy from bio sources. He has significant experience with patents, trademarks, brands, copyrights, know-how, and trade secrets, as well as accounting, finance and a wide range of transactional related matters.  Mr. Dansky is an internationally recognized expert in the business and conduct of licensing and the valuation of intellectual property, having run the licensing and intellectual property businesses at multiple large corporations. He has testified in State, Federal, and Bankruptcy Courts and before Federal Administrative Agencies and in many arbitrations on a number of dispute and litigation matters with issues involving the quantum of damages, accounting and financial issues, asset valuation and a range of transactional matters.  In addition to negotiating and executing many transactions in a number of industries and drafting many licensing and related agreements, Mr. Dansky has performed due diligence for buyers, sellers, and financing entities for a number of significant transactions. He has particularly significant experience in troubled company situations and was involved in both the Nortel and Kodak bankruptcies representing creditor interests as well as the Polaroid bankruptcy and most currently the M&G bankruptcy.

Mr. Dansky was formerly a Principal at the Brattle Group and the founder of Intellectual Property Strategies, a full service intellectual property advisory firm.  He also served as the Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Polaroid Corporation, where he had worldwide, corporate responsibility for technology Licensing, corporate partnering and leveraging the Polaroid patent and technology portfolio.  Prior to Polaroid, Mr. Dansky was an executive for Amoco and Xerox Corporations, with senior level transaction, licensing and business development responsibilities, and a partner at two international consulting firms.  While at Amoco and Xerox, Mr. Dansky had worldwide responsibility for: licensing and commercializing the Companies’ intellectual property portfolios; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and in-licensing and open innovation efforts, among a range of other duties.

Education and Affiliations
Mr. Dansky holds an M.B.A. in International Business/Finance from The George Washington University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Tufts University.  IAM Magazine has recognized him as one the world’s 300 Top IP Strategists in each year of its publication and most recently recognized him in their Patent 1000 as one of the world’s top IP practioners.  Mr. Dansky has been a long time member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and for many years chaired LES’s flagship Technology Transfer Educational Program now known as Best Practices, teaching IP valuation, licensing negotiations and the business of licensing. Mr. Dansky is also formerly the Chair of the ABA’s Economics Committee and the Vice Chair of LESI’s Patent and Licensing Committee.

Best Practices in IP Licensing – Day 2

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During this two-day interactive program, you’ll hear firsthand tales from the trenches as industry experts shed light on best practices for structuring and negotiating transactions. Learn from their experiences and leave armed with the key components you need to successfully close transactions. The high teacher student ratio optimizes one-on-one interactions with the content leaders and […]

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Best Practices in IP Licensing – Day 1

America's Cup A/B

During this two-day interactive program, you’ll hear firsthand tales from the trenches as industry experts shed light on best practices for structuring and negotiating transactions. Learn from their experiences and leave armed with the key components you need to successfully close transactions. The high teacher student ratio optimizes one-on-one interactions with the content leaders and […]

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