Mon, Nov 2, 2015

Duff & Phelps to Host 2015 IP Value Summit

Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, will host its second annual IP Value Summit on December 2-3 at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, CA. The event will focus on strategies for optimizing intellectual property across multiple disciplines including valuation and M&A, tax and transfer pricing, and licensing and litigation. The Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit will bring together corporate executives, attorneys, investors and other intellectual property experts to discuss best practices, challenges and opportunities in valuing, managing, monetizing, structuring and protecting intellectual property assets.

David J. Kappos, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost leaders in the field of intellectual property, will deliver the Summit’s keynote address. While at the USPTO, Mr. Kappos was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system in generations through passage and implementation of the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

“Following tremendous response to last year’s inaugural IP Value Summit, it is clear that intellectual property continues to be top of mind for corporate executives across virtually every industry,” said Jacob Silverman, President of Duff & Phelps. “We look forward to convening a forum for business leaders to come together to explore the most pressing issues impacting intellectual property.” 

In addition to the keynote, the two-day program is structured along three distinct tracks with tailored sessions on strategies for optimizing IP in connection with valuation and M&A, tax and transfer pricing and licensing, litigation and strategy. 

To join the discussion, please visit the Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit group on LinkedIn.

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world. For more information, visit  

M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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