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Michael J. Dansky

Managing Director


Michael J. Dansky leads BRG Corporate Finance’s Boston office and is a leader of BRG Corporate Finance’s Intellectual Property practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in IP valuation, licensing and intellectual property transactions, and dispute resolution. Throughout his career, he has focused on developing strategies for maximizing the value of assets and executing licensing and related transactions to monetize these assets, as well as evaluating and calculating damages and assessing transaction-related issues in litigation and dispute-related matters.

Mr. Dansky has assessed, commercialized, valued, and licensed technologies and intellectual property portfolios and evaluated IP damages across a range of industries and in technical disciplines from complex electronics, materials, semiconductors, and computer hardware and software to chemicals, food products, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and alternative energy from biological sources. He has significant experience with patents, trademarks, brands, copyrights, knowhow, and trade secrets, as well as accounting, finance, and transactional-related matters. He is an internationally recognized expert in licensing business and conduct and in the valuation of intellectual property, having run the licensing and IP operations 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, with issues involving the quantum of damages, accounting and financial issues, asset valuation, and transactional matters. In addition to negotiating and executing transactions and drafting licensing and related agreements, he 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 founder of Intellectual Property Strategies, a full-service IP advisory firm. He was also previously a managing director at Huron Consulting Group and 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. Before Polaroid, he was an executive for Amoco and Xerox Corporations, with senior-level transaction responsibilities, and a partner at two international consulting firms. His duties at Amoco and Xerox included worldwide responsibility for licensing and commercializing the companies’ IP portfolios; mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; and in-licensing and open innovation efforts.

Mr. Dansky was recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the world's leading IP strategists in 2016.

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
  • 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
  • Telecommunications


George Washington University
MBA, International Business

Tufts University
B.A., Economics and Political Science 


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Professional Affiliations

Licensing Executives Society (LES)