Michael J. Dansky

Senior Vice President, Litigation & Expert Services


M.B.A., International Business and Finance, The George Washington University
B.A., Economics and Political Science, Tufts University

Throughout his career, Michael J. Dansky has focused on developing and executing strategies that maximize the value of intellectual property (IP) assets, as well as evaluating and calculating damages and related issues in a wide-range of litigation and dispute related matters. He is an internationally recognized expert in the business and conduct of licensing and the valuation of IP, having run licensing and intellectual property businesses at multiple large corporations.

Mr. Dansky has significant experience with patents, copyrights, know-how, and trade secrets, as well as accounting, finance, and a wide range of transactional related matters, and has performed due diligence for buyers, sellers, and financing entities for a number of significant transactions. He has assessed, commercialized, valued, and licensed technologies and IP portfolios and evaluated IP damages in a wide-range of industries and in many technical disciplines from computer hardware and software to biotechnology and alternative energy from bio sources. 

He has testified in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts and before federal  administrative agencies and in arbitrations on dispute and litigation matters involving the quantum of damages, accounting and financial issues, asset valuation, and a range of transactional matters. 

Before joining Nathan, Mr. Dansky was a Principal at the Brattle Group and founded Intellectual Property Strategies, a full service IP advisory firm. He has also been a Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group and Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Polaroid Corporation. At Polaroid, he was responsible for technology licensing and leveraging the Polaroid patent and technology portfolio. IAM Magazine most recently recognized him in their Patent 1000 as one of the world’s top IP practitioners. 

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