Business & Asset Valuations in California
415 Laurel Street, San Diego, CA
Nevium specializes in intellectual property valuations and expert testimony. We provide the IP community with a visionary approach to calculating and communicating the financial impact of trademarks, copyrights, patents, brands and intangible assets.
For C-level Executives and In-House Counsel we provide IP valuation and portfolio strategies with a focus on connecting IP to financial performance and using IP to increase profits. For IP litigators we provide expert damages testimony that combines our knowledge of Internet and social media analytic tools with accepted methodologies and concise narratives. For more information about Nevium: Nevium brochure.
IP DAMAGES EXPERTS
Nevium’s intellectual property, finance and damages experts provide IP expert witness testimony related to economic damages, lost profits, unjust enrichment and reasonable royalties in matters involving copyright, trademark and patent infringement. Our experts also provide testimony in cases involving Internet and social media infringement, right of publicity misuse, business interruption, breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, defamation, false advertising and business valuation. We author Rule 26 reports for federal claims, as well as develop and present opinions and demonstratives for state court claims, arbitration and mediation proceedings. Our experts are trial-tested and have been engaged by counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Nevium IP Expert Witnesses
Both Doug and Brian have testified as IP expert witnesses in Federal and State Courts. Both experts bring extensive experience as business and transaction analysts, entrepreneurs, business owners and IP managers to their expert testimony. Nevium’s team has access to transaction, financial data and licensing transaction data, and seeks to validate client information with third-party sources and outside research. Our objective is to develop a fact-based narrative to form the foundation of a supportable and reasonable clear and concise expert opinion and damages calculation.
Expert Witness Assignments at Nevium
Nevium can provide IP expert witness testimony and litigation support services on an hourly or estimated fee basis. We typically interact with counsel to determine a fee estimate before commencing our work. In certain circumstances we can investigate prospective claims and develop a preliminary damages assessment, which allows attorneys and claimants to weigh the pros and cons of litigation prior to filing a complaint.
Nevium has been engaged in IP matters by law firms large and small and provided testimony for litigants in a wide variety of industries. If any additional information is needed, or for a confidential and complimentary discussion of your litigation, please contact us.
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My firm and I specialize in intellectual property valuations and business strategies. I lead strategic consulting and expert testimony assignments focused on intellectual properties and intangible assets, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, publicity rights, trade secrets, brand assets and technology assets.
Strategic IP Valuation
My core expertise is valuation, profit apportionment and financial analysis. As a valuation expert, I have valued brands, patents, copyrights and business interests across a wide range of industries and for clients around the world. Often engaged to analyze unique and proprietary assets and their economic impact and contribution to financial results, I work closely with clients, counsel and fellow advisors to develop thorough yet clear and understandable analyses and strategic recommendations.
Recent valuation projects have included:
- Valuation, business models, optimal pricing and licensing opportunity evaluations for business owners, managers and Boards (case study);
- Quantified the financial impact of marketing activities, branding, celebrity endorsements and social media-based promotions;
- Development and evaluation of pricing strategies, IP monetization and brand extension opportunities (case study);
- Valuation of copyrights, patents and trademarks for tax, estate and financial planning (case study); and
- Transaction due diligence including investigation and valuation of intellectual properties and intangible assets at the heart of acquisition strategies.
I have testified in Federal, State and US Tax Courts, and in arbitration proceedings; providing opinions on patent infringement damages, trademark infringement damages, copyright infringement damages, trade secret misappropriation damages, IP valuation, business valuation, breach of contract damages, impact of online and social media endorsements, defamation damages, and reasonable compensation.
In litigation and expert witness projects, Brian has been engaged on behalf of business owners, licensors and licensees by law firms, including: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Call & Jensen, Bryan Cave, Dorsey & Whitney, Garvey Schubert Barer, Greenberg Traurig, Higgs Fletcher & Mack, Latham & Watkins, Cozen O’Conner, and Ferdinand IP.
A full listing of my expert testimony experience can be found on my CV. Some of my expert opinions include:
- Economic damages and profit apportionment in patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright infringement disputes;
- Lost profits damages as a result of social media-based defamation and brand disparagement; and
- Valuation and breach of contract damages in cases involving post M&A indemnification claims, due diligence and unpaid compensation.
Education & Credentials
I am a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with experience in corporate finance project management and financial analysis both in the US and overseas. I am a frequent speaker and presenter on topics including Brand Valuation, Intellectual Property Damages and Profit Apportionment. I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Economics from Claremont McKenna College and completed the Executive MBA program at San Diego State University. Previously, I worked in the Financial Advisory Services and Corporate Finance practices of Deloitte & Touch, the Institutional Banking Group of Westpac Banking Corporation in New Zealand, and boutique consulting firms.Show more +