David Yurkerwich

David Yurkerwich
Senior Managing Director

Intellectual Property Strategy, Transactions, & Disputes

David Yurkerwich is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, based in New York, San Francisco, and Germany. David is a seasoned expert with over 30 years of IP experience. He assists clients with the challenges and opportunities associated with assessing, valuing, and managing IP assets in today’s global innovation economy. Ankura IP combines timely competitive information and state of the art valuation methodologies using advanced data and analytical tools to deliver practical business solutions.

  • Experience

    David works closely with inventors, owners, and attorneys to assess patentability and markets for technologies to build and maintain competitive IP portfolios. He actively negotiates IP based transactions and structures, and manages joint development, licensing, and enforcement activities. David also provides expert valuation testimony in patent infringement cases, international arbitration, and other business disputes involving companies in Asia, Europe, South America, and the United States. This has included expert testimony in over 90 matters involving a broad range of technologies and markets. He previously was a founder, CEO, and chairman of InteCap which was acquired by Charles River Associates in 2004. David began InteCap by spinning off the intellectual property division of Peterson Worldwide when it was acquired by Navigant in 1998. At Peterson he was a founder, president, and vice-chairman. Peterson was a spinoff in 1980 from Arthur Andersen where David began his career in 1974.

  • Honors & awards

    • David has been recognized by his peer group as one of the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists since 2008

  • News & events
    • PLI IP Monetization, 2018, “Innovation in Global Patent Valuation”
    • Association of Corporate Counsel, 04/2017, “Trends in IP Disputes”
    • Global IP Exchange, 2016, “Valuation Across Jurisdictions and Contexts”
    • New York Bar Association IP Law 2014 Annual Meeting, 2014, “IP and Financial Transactions”
  • Insights & innovation
    • “Innovation in Global Patent Valuation,” Practicing Law Institute, 04/2018
    • “New Risks – and 3 Tips – For Patent Holders in China,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 06/2017