David Yurkerwich is a managing director and the leader of the Navigant’s intellectual property (IP) team. He operates from offices in New York, San Francisco, and Germany. David and Navigant’s team of seasoned experts assist clients with the challenges and opportunities associated with assessing, valuing, and managing IP assets in today’s global innovation economy. They combine timely competitive information and state-of-the-art valuation methodologies using advanced data and analytical tools to deliver practical business solutions.
David has been recognized by his peer group as one of the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists since 2008. He works closely with inventors, owners, and attorneys to assess patentability and markets for technologies to build and maintain competitive patent 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.