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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Doug Bania is a founding principal of Nevium Intellectual Property Consultants headquartered in San Diego, CA. Nevium specializes in valuing intellectual property and intangible assets for mergers, acquisitions, tax, estate and business transaction purposes. Nevium also provides IP strategy and advisory services that align a corporation’s business and marketing plans with their IP plan which connects IP to measurable financial performance.
Doug Bania is an IP damages and brand expert who has been a named for approximately 57 cases, deposed 14 times and has provided mediation testimony 3 times and trial testimony 4 times. Doug specializes in cases related to trademark and copyright infringement and publicity rights disputes. Doug also provides IP infringement investigations on websites, Google Ads, social media, SEO and online advertising.
Doug Bania is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), a Google Analytics Certified Individual (GAIQ) and is a committee member for the International Trademark Association (INTA) Internet Committee, the ICANN Compliance and Domain Name Industry Subcommittee and the American Bar Association (ABA), Copyright & Social Media Committee.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ); 2017
Certified Licensing Professional (CLP); 2011
San Diego State University; Masters, Television, Film, New Media Production; 2000
San Francisco State University; Bachelor of Arts, Cinema; 1997
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
LES San Diego Chapter Chair (2013 – 2014)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
International Trademark Association (INTA) Internet Committee (2016 -2019 terms)
ICANN Compliance and Domain Name Industry Subcommittee (2016 -2019 terms)
American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Intellectual Property Law
American Bar Association (ABA), Copyright & Social Media Committee
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
“NEVIUM: INFLUENCER MARKETING MEETS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY” Forbes, 2019
“CALCULATING THE VALUE OF INFLUENCER MARKETING AND IMPACT OF INFRINGEMENT” Attorney at Law Magazine, 2019
“BUILDING CANNABIS IP INCLUDES BOTH YOUR BRAND AND YOUR TECHNOLOGY” Entrepreneur, 2019
“CAN TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT BE A VICTIMLESS CRIME? THE STONE CREEK V. OMNIA CASE” International Journal of Law and Public Administration, Redfame Publishing Inc., 2018
“Apportionment Models: Valuing the Contribution of Intangible Property and Assets in Disputes” A Special Series Webinar on New Economic Damages. Business Valuation Resources (BVR), 2018
“Using Internet Analytic Tools for Valuation and Damages Calculations in Internet IP Infringement and Defamation Cases” published as a chapter in The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages book by Business Valuation Resources (BVR), 2018
“Profit Apportionment in Intellectual Property Infringement Damages Calculations published as a chapter in The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages book by Business Valuation Resources (BVR), 2018
The Florida Bar Business Law Section, 9th Annual Intellectual Property Symposium. Panel on the Blurred Lines trial – Speaking as the copyright damages and apportionment expert. St. Pete Beach, FL, April 2018
“Proving Infringement in Online Trademark Disputes” Luncheon Table Topic at the 140th Annual International Trademark Association (INTA) Meeting, Seattle, WA May 2018
“Building Brands and Maximizing Value” Workshop Session to be presented at the Licensing Executive Society (LES) 2017 Spring Meeting entitled Stronger Economies Through Licensing, Washington, DC, May 2017
“BLURRED LINES – MUSIC INDUSTRY DAMAGE CALCULATIONS” Panel Session presented at SXSW, Austin, TX, March 2017
“Non-Traditional Marks and the Traditional Practice” Luncheon Table Topic for the International Trademark Association (INTA), San Diego, CA, February 2017
“Misuses of IP Over the Internet: Searching for Value.” Business Valuation Resources (BVR) Special Series Webinar: The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, July 2016
“The Use of Analytic Tools for Valuation and Damages Calculations in Internet IP Infringement and Defamation Cases” published as a chapter in The Comprehensive Guide to Lost Profits and Other Commercial Damages book by Business Valuation Resources (BVR), 2016
“Brand Valuation and Techniques” presented at the Conference on Brand Valuation; University of New Hampshire School of Law and The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. Concord, New Hampshire, April 2016
“Valuation and Damages Calculations in Cases Involving Internet IP Infringement and Defamation.” NACVA Webinar Series, April 2016
“Brand Due Diligence: Tools and Techniques for Supporting Successful Brand Driven Transactions” Luncheon Table Topic at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 2016
“Employing Internet and Social Media Analytical Tools in Valuation and Damages Calculations” Featured Presenter at the NACVA and the CTI’s 2016 Annual Conference. San Diego, CA, June 2016
“APPORTIONING COPYRIGHT DAMAGES: THE CASE OF BLURRED LINES” published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 10, No. 12, 2015
“Intellectual Property Valuation: Methodologies and Case Studies” presented at the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), San Diego Chapter meeting, San Diego, 2015
“Blurred Lines or Fuzzy Math: How Did They Come Up with $7.3 Million or was it $5.3 Million? – Damage Calculations in the Music Industry, New York State Bar – Entertainment Business Law Seminar in Association with CMJ Music Marathon, New York, 2015
“Valuation and Damages Calculations in Cases Involving Internet IP Infringement and Defamation” presented at the NACVA and the CTI’s Annual Conference, New Orleans, 2015
“Internet Analytic Tools for Brand Valuation, Damages and Defamation” Round Table presented at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, 2015
“How to Calculate Damages for Internet and Social Media Infringement” presented at the 36th Annual BAA/PMA Marketing Law Conference, Chicago, 2014
“Calculating Damages from Internet IP Infringement and Defamation” presented at the Internet Law Leadership Summit, Las Vegas, 2014
“Estimating and Managing the Economic Impact of Brand Disparagement” published in the World Trademark Review, 2014
“Copyright Valuation and Damages: Different Tools for Different Challenges” presented to The State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section, 2013
“SFIA Legal Task Force Series: Intellectual Property Litigation & Valuation” presented to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association members, 2013
“Key Concepts in Intellectual Property Valuation” CLE presented to various law firms, 2012
“Intellectual Property Valuation,” CLE presented to various law firms, 2011
“Valuing Your Brand for Sale or Securitization”, presented to LIMA members, 2011
“Valuing the Intangible: Where to Start? The Full Family of Intellectual Property and Other Intangibles,” CLE presented to various law firms, 2010
“Valuation, Licensing, Damages and Expert Witnesses,” CLE presented to various law firms, 2009
“Brand Leverage and Valuation” presented to Wilmington Trust, 2008
“Deceptive Product Endorsement: Unauthorized Use of a Celebrity’s Name and Likeness,” published in Total Licensing Magazine, 2006Show more +