Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Welcome New Contributors

I'm very pleased that several prominent members of the broader community of
interest around intellectual property have agreed to be contributors to this blog. The financial side of IP is such a rich area for discussion, I am certain that you'll find their comments and insights good reading.

These individuals include (in no particular order):

Scott Weingust. Scott is a Director at FTI Consulting and provides technology and intellectual property management services based out of Chicago. He has spent the last 10+ years providing consulting services for many Fortune 500 and smaller companies, and has helped corporations, universities, and other organizations to create, acquire, manage, protect, and extract value from their intellectual property.


Dr. Baruch Lev. Dr. Lev is a Professor and Director of the Vincent C. Ross Institute of Accounting Research and the Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance at NYU Sterns School of Business. He has been recognized as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the accounting profession. He is the author of several books including Intangibles: Management, Measurement, and Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis: A New Approach and Accounting and Information Theory.


David McFeeters-Krone. David is President of Intellectual Assets and a technology and licensing consultant. He has a strong background in licensing, gained through 10 years of experience with industry, government, and academic institutions.



Jim Malackowski. He is the President and CEO of Ocean Tomo, LLC, an integrated intellectual capital merchant bank providing valuation, asset and risk management, corporate finance and expert services. Jim is an internationally recognized leader in the field of intellectual capital equity management as well as a noted expert in business valuation and intellectual property strategy.


Dr. Nir Kossovsky. Dr. Kossovsky is CEO of Technology Option Capital, LLC, which provides business solutions at the interface of alternative risk transfer, intangible asset value and finance. He is author of more than 180 technical papers and book chapters, and is the named inventor on 20 pending and issued patents in medical therapeutics, nanotechnology and intellectual property business systems. He is also executive secretary of the Intellectual Asset Finance Society.

Dr. Ednaldo Silva. Dr. Silva currently President of RoyaltyStat LLC which provides transfer pricing consulting services to accountants, attorneys, and corporate clients. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He taught at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York for over eight years (1982-1990). After academia, Dr. Silva became senior economic advisor at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and then chief economist at Shearman & Sterling.

Dr. Michael Kayat. Dr. Kayat is President of UTEK Intellectual Capital Consulting. He has more than 20 years of business development success at a senior executive level in a wide range of industries in US and international markets. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Leicester (UK) and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Dr. Kayat is a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) and the Association of University Technology Managers.

Our thanks from Innovation Asset to all of these individuals for their participation in this forum. We're looking forward to this blog providing an exciting and stimulating dialog on IP and its financial aspects.

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