Article of the Month – Georgia-Pacific Royalties in Trademark Cases – les Nouvelles

January 9th, 2015

The highly regarded les Nouvelles journal has designated the most recent article by David Drews, IPmetrics’ founder and president, as the article of the month for January 2015.

D Drews at LESI 2013The article, Determining An Appropriate Royalty Rate For Reasonable Royalty Trademark Damages A Modified Georgia-Pacific Framework, discusses the concepts and nuances of the application of the well-established analytical framework for determining reasonable royalties in the context of patent infringement to the determination of similarly reasonable royalties to compensate trademarks owners in infringement cases.  Since its publication in the print edition of the journal, the article has been the subject of keen interest on the part of practitioners and litigators in trademark law.

les Nouvelles, the journal of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), is published quarterly and is designed to further the knowledge of the societies members and others in improving their skills, techniques and knowledge in licensing and protecting Intellectual Property (more information here).

International Business Plan Competition Winners

October 8th, 2014

IPmetrics congratulates the winners of the LES Foundation 2014 International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition.

IPmetrics is a proud sponsor of this international competition aimed at promoting innovative business start-ups.  The finalists were introduced to the attendees of the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco earlier this week.  The grand prize was awarded to Disease Diagnostic Group, a pre-commercial medical device company envisioned by students at Case Western University.  Their winning proposal featured the development of low-cost diagnostic tools that are easy to use, accurate and provide results quickly.

The International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition is in its eleventh year.  The event serves to highlight business plans that emphasize ground-breaking technologies and services that are highly dependent upon intellectual property.  The LES Foundation received 74 business plan submissions from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as from Australia, Belgium, France, Great Britain, India, Kenya and Sweden. Six finalist teams received cash and in-kind prizes worth over $170,000, including expense-paid trips to attend the LES (USA & Canada) Mid-Year Meeting in New York.

LES USA & Canada


Read the LES (USA&CANADA) Press Release.

How to Determine Brand Value Seminar

September 23rd, 2014

Today, IPmetrics’ President David Drews CLP is presenting on the topic “How to Determine Brand Value: A Rational Basis for Showing what a Brand Name is Worth for Licensing and Litigation” for the Trademark Counsel Luncheon Club at the Basking Ridge Country CLub (NJ).

Basking Ridge Country Club

The perfect setting to talk trademarks

Mr. Drews is presenting a review of specific considerations and methodologies utilized when valuing intellectual property in the context of financial analysis, transaction due diligence, or corporate restructuring.  The topics covered include the Valuation Process, Valuation Techniques, and Practical Applications.


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