Duff & Phelps to Host 2017 IP Value Summit

NEW YORK-Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, will host its fourth annual IP Value Summit on October 16-17, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California. The event will focus on strategies for optimizing intellectual property across multiple disciplines including valuation and M&A, tax and transfer pricing, and litigation and licensing. The Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit will bring together corporate executives, attorneys, investors and other intellectual property experts to discuss best practices, challenges and opportunities in valuing, managing, monetizing, structuring and protecting intellectual property assets.

"The Duff & Phelps 2017 IP Value Summit comes at a time of accelerated change in the world of intellectual property, driven by continued globalization, a changing legal landscape, and the increasing cyber threat companies face, among other factors," said Jacob Silverman, President of Duff & Phelps. "We are excited to bring together a distinguished panel of experts to discuss these dynamics at our fourth annual conference, a forum where IP practitioners can come together to share knowledge and new ideas."

In addition to the keynote speakers, the two-day program offers tailored sessions on strategies for optimizing IP in connection with valuation and M&A, tax and transfer pricing, and licensing and litigation, allowing participants to customize their agenda to align with their areas of interest. Featured speakers include:

David Simon, Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property at Salesforce, will deliver one of the Summit's keynote addresses. Simon is responsible for the company's worldwide intellectual property program. Prior to joining Salesforce in 2013, Simon was the Chief Patent Counsel for Intel Corporation, where he led Intel's involvement in one of the early Economic Espionage Act prosecutions.

Boris Teksler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Conversant Intellectual Property Management, Inc., will also be delivering a keynote address. Teksler is a 24-year Silicon Valley veteran with a career spanning research, product development, and intellectual property commercialization. Most recently he was the CEO of Unwired Planet, Inc., formerly an intellectual property company focused on the mobile industry.

For additional information about the Duff & Phelps 2017 IP Value Summit and to register, please visit:  www.duffandphelps.com/IPValueSummit. Registration is complimentary and CPE and CLE credits will be provided.

To join the discussion, please visit the Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit group on LinkedIn.

About Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, disputes and investigations, M&A, real estate, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm's more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world. For more information, visit www.duffandphelps.com.

M&A advisory, capital raising and secondary market advisory services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. M&A advisory and capital raising services in Canada are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Canada Ltd., a registered Exempt Market Dealer. M&A advisory, capital raising and secondary market advisory services in the United Kingdom and across Europe are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. (DPSL), which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. In Germany M&A advisory and capital raising services are also provided by Duff & Phelps GmbH, which is a Tied Agent of DPSL. Valuation Advisory Services in India are provided by Duff & Phelps India Private Limited under a category 1 merchant banker license issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

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