Dear LES members,
The Chair of the LESI IP Valuation Committee, Dr André Gorius, will be in Singapore at the end of June. Dr Gorius has kindly accepted our invitation to conduct a session for LES Singapore members in person on 30th June 2022 (Thursday), 5:00pm at the offices of Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP located at 80 Raffles Place #33-00 UOB Plaza 1, Singapore 048624.
Dr Gorius is an expert in IP valuation and more information on his background may be found in his bio below. His talk is entitled “IP Valuation – Impact on a Company and its Business”. The session will explain how IP valuation affects various transactions a company is likely to go through, such as mergers and acquisitions, licensing, fund raising, and how it can be used successfully if one takes into account at the right level the constraints and input of the numerous stakeholders. Dr Gorius will also share examples of how a good IP strategy, which is in line with the company strategy, can enhance IP value, and how smaller entities can overcome challenges they may face when it comes to dealing with their IP.
Brief introduction of André Gorius
André Gorius graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, 1985), where he obtained the titles of « Docteur de Troisième Cycle » and « Professeur Agrégé » in Physics. In 1988, he obtained his PhD (“Doctorat d’Etat ès Sciences”) in Chemical Engineering.
During his career in the Solvay Group for more than 30 years, Dr Gorius occupied the positions of R&D Director and Industrial Director in France, USA and Italy. Since 2006, he has been involved in the economic aspects of technology transfers, was Licensing Director, and created the position of Intellectual Assets Valorization Director which he occupied until June 2019.
Dr Gorius specializes in valuation of intangible and IP assets and start-ups, in the general frames of Technology Transfers, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Transfer Pricing, Litigations, etc. He leverages his scientific and technology background to assess the underlying technology strengths and weaknesses, and the way enterprises manage these assets. He also is involved in numerous valuations of companies. The spectrum of his activities ranges from start-ups in creation to SMEs and large multinational enterprises (>$20 Billion sales).
Dr. Gorius teaches the general concepts of economy to engineers, teaches IP Valuation, and created the course “Valuation of Intangible Assets” in the EMLyon Business School in France in 2021. He tries to develop novel approaches of intangible assets valuation by analogy with the known theories of classical and quantum physics. Acting since July 2019 as a consultant and CEO, he is a member, among others, of the “Association d’Experts en Evaluation d’Entreprises” (Enterprise Valuation Experts), and co-chairs the IP Valuation Committee, the SDG-IP Index Committee and the Innovation Trends Committee within LESI (Licensing Executives Society International).
I hope many of you will seize this opportunity to attend this session with Dr Gorius, and to also meet with fellow LES members at this in-person gathering. The calendar invite will be sent to LES Singapore members via email. Please RSVPs by 22 June 2022. Many thanks!