David Drews is founding member and president of IPmetrics LLC. Mr. Drews has accumulated over 35 years of experience as a financial analyst, primarily concentrated in valuing intellectual property of all types, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, know-how, trade secrets and domain names. He has also been called on to calculate damages related to infringement of IP in numerous litigation and arbitration proceedings.
His valuation experience includes projects involving use of the assets as collateral, transaction due diligence, joint venture negotiations, licensing, transfer pricing and bankruptcy / reorganization. He has performed valuations of intangible assets as diverse as trademarks in the apparel, financial services, automotive, consumer goods industries and non-profit organizations; mechanical, chemical and electrical patents, processes and trade secrets; customer lists; non-compete agreements; and entertainment industry characters, trademarks and copyrights.
David is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a creator/instructor of the Intellectual Property: Calculating Damages and Lost Profits course for the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). He has also taught the Valuation of Intellectual Property course offered by the National Technology Transfer Center in Wheeling, West Virginia and was a guest instructor of this course at the NTTC Classroom of the Future and at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
Mr. Drews is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in Economics. In addition to regularly publishing articles in various journals and industry publications, he is a frequent lecturer on IP issues.
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