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Ankura Experts Identified as World Leading Patent and IP Specialists by IAM

June 21, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. June 21, 2019 – Ankura experts David Yurkerwich and Peter J. Hardigan, Senior Managing Directors in Ankura’s New York office, have both been identified as world leading intellectual property (IP) strategists by IAM Strategy 300. David has also been recognized as one of the world’s leading patent professionals in the IAM Patent 1000.

The IP strategy accolade is bestowed upon individuals deemed to be leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios. The guide lists world-class IP strategists from all kinds of organizations, including service providers, corporations, research institutions, and universities.

Mr. Yurkerwich and Mr. Hardigan have been selected following an extensive research process involving online nominations by at least three people from outside of Ankura, and interviews with senior members of the global IP community. Further research by IAM Strategy 300 must reveal that individuals have exceptional skill sets, as well as profound insights into the development, creation, and management of IP value.

The IAM Patent 1000, is based on an extensive research process by a team of full-time analysts conducting more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe.  IAM said: “David Yurkerwich has been in the patent world for decades and during this time has established close connections not just with attorneys but also with the scientists and engineers on the frontlines of innovation. The breadth of his portfolio management, licensing, litigation, and arbitration experience is hard to match.”

Mr. Yurkerwich assists clients in navigating the challenges and capitalizing on the opportunities associated with assessing, valuing, and managing IP assets in today’s global innovation economy. He combines timely competitive information and state-of-the-art valuation methodologies using advanced data and analytical tools to develop licensing programs, facilitate IP-based transactions, and provide expert damages testimony.

Mr. Hardigan has more than 15 years of experience working with IP in a range of business disciplines. He has held C-suite roles at public and private firms focused on the licensing and commercialization of patents and patented technology. He has also provided IP advisory services to attorneys, Fortune 500 companies, and institutional investors engaged in the development of patented technology and IP licensing, transactions, and disputes in a number of industry sectors.

To learn more about both Mr. Yurkerwich’s and Mr. Hardigan’s expertise and Ankura’s distinct IP capabilities, please visit:

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