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David Yurkerwich

Senior Managing Director & IP Practice Leader


David Yurkerwich is a Senior Managing Director and a Leader of Ankura’s Intellectual Property team.  He is based in New York and works closely with companies and law firms throughout the US, UK, Germany and Asia.  David is a seasoned valuation and damages expert with over 35 years of experience.  He has provided evidence in over 100 disputes and has facilitated global IP transactions.  David and his team continuously enhance their valuation models by combining timely competitive information with advanced analytical tools to consider the technical, legal and market risks in IP negotiations and litigation.

David works closely with inventors, owners and attorneys to assess patentability and markets for technologies to build and maintain competitive IP portfolios. He negotiates IP-based transactions and manages joint development, licensing and enforcement activities. David’s expertise includes competitive benchmarking for portfolio development; identification and valuation of tangible and intangible assets; and portfolio analysis for evidence of market use and potential value.

David has provided expert valuation analysis and testimony in patent infringement cases, Standard Essential Patent FRAND disputes, international arbitrations and other business disputes involving companies throughout the world. This has included providing evidence in matters involving a broad range of technologies and markets. His work often includes the analysis of: invention scope, markets and alternatives, the design of apportionment models, the preparation of expert reports; and the delivery of expert testimony.

David received a BS in business administration from the Villanova School of Business and became a certified public accountant at Arthur Andersen & Co.  He was a founder of IP-focused consultancy teams at Peterson Worldwide, InteCap, Charles River Associates and Navigant Consulting (which became part of Ankura in 2018).  Ankura is a global consultancy with professional teams in Asia, Australia, Europe, India, the Middle East and the United States that collaborate to create innovative customized solutions for clients facing a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges and opportunities.


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