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Michael J. Dansky, CLP

Executive Director - Intellectual Property Services




Michael J. Dansky, Executive Director in charge of Capstone’s Boston Office and National Leader of Capstone’s Intellectual Property Practice, has nearly 30 years of experience in intellectual property valuation, transactions and dispute resolution. Throughout his career, Mr. Dansky has focused on developing strategies for maximizing the value of assets and executing transactions to monetize these assets as well as evaluating and calculating damages and related issues in a wide-range of litigation and dispute related matters.

Mr. Dansky has assessed, commercialized, valued and licensed technologies and intellectual property portfolios and evaluated intellectual property damages in a wide-range of industries and in many technical disciplines from complex electronics, materials, semiconductors and computer hardware and software to chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and alternative energy from bio sources. He has significant experience with patents, copyrights, know-how, and trade secrets, as well as accounting, finance and a wide range of transactional related matters. Mr. Dansky is an internationally recognized expert in the business and conduct of licensing and the valuation of intellectual property, having run the licensing and intellectual property businesses at multiple large corporations. He has testified in State, Federal, and Bankruptcy Courts and before Federal Administrative Agencies and in arbitrations on a number of dispute and litigation matters on issues involving the quantum of damages, accounting and financial issues, asset valuation and a range of transactional matters. In addition to negotiating and executing many transactions in a number of industries and drafting many licensing and related agreements, Mr. Dansky has performed due diligence for buyers, sellers, and financing entities for a number of significant transactions.

Mr. Dansky was formerly a Principal at the Brattle Group and the founder of Intellectual Property Strategies, a full service intellectual property advisory firm. He has also previously been a Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group and was Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Polaroid Corporation, where he had worldwide, corporate responsibility for Technology Licensing and leveraging the Polaroid patent and technology portfolio. Prior to Polaroid, Mr. Dansky was an executive for Amoco and Xerox Corporations, with senior level transaction responsibilities, and a partner at two international consulting firms. While at Amoco and Xerox, Mr. Dansky had worldwide responsibility for: licensing and commercializing the Companies’ intellectual property portfolios; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and in-licensing and open innovation efforts, among a range of other duties.

Education and Affiliations

Mr. Dansky holds an M.B.A. in International Business/Finance from The George Washington University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Tufts University. IAM Magazine has recognized him as one the world’s 250 Top IP Strategists. Mr. Dansky has been a long time member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and for many years chaired the LES’s flagship Technology Transfer Educational Program, teaching IP valuation and licensing negotiations. Mr. Dansky is currently the Vice Chair of the ABA’s Economics Committee.