Title: Senior Vice President
Telephone: +1 617 393 5935
Education: M.B.A., International Business and Finance, The George Washington University
B.A., Economics and Political Science, Tufts University
Industry Experience: Biofuels and alternative energy, Cellular transmission, Chemicals and chemical process, Computer hardware/software, Consumer products, DNA screening and testing, Energy, Electronics, Food service and packaging, Financial services, Footwear and related, products, Imaging, printing and optics infrastructure and energy, Internet, wireless and web, Lighting, Materials, Medical devices and diagnostics, Optical switching and networking, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, Semiconductors, Social networking, Sports equipment, Telecommunications
Michael J. Dansky, Senior Vice President, opened the Boston office for the firm with a team of colleagues that have worked together for a number of years. He is well versed in developing and executing strategies that maximize the value of intellectual property (IP) assets, as well as evaluating and calculating damages and related issues in litigation and dispute related matters. Mr. Dansky 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, trademarks, know-how, and trade secrets, as well as accounting, finance, and a wide range of transactional matters. He 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 has a depth of experience in determining damages in IP and transactional disputes in a wide-range of industries and technical disciplines. Additionally, Mr. Dansky has significant experience in assessing damages related to trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and unjust enrichment. He has been retained as an expert on issues related to the likelihood of confusion and the article of manufacture.
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 led the Intellectual Property Services Practice at BRG Corporate Finance and Capstone Advisory Services for 8 years. He also founded Intellectual Property Strategies, a full-service IP advisory firm. Mr. Dansky also served as Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Polaroid Corporation and held executive positions at Amoco and Xerox in business development and licensing. IAM Magazine has recognized him annually in its IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists publication and is the only patent expert rated as “highly recommended” by IAM Patent 1000 2019 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.