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The Importance and Hurdles of Business-Related IP Valuation

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The Importance and Hurdles of Business-Related IP Valuation

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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 spanning more than 30 years, he 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 transfer, was Licensing Director, and created the position of Intellectual Assets Valorization Director which he occupied until June 2019.

He specializes in valuation of intangible and IP assets and start-ups, in the general frames of Technology Transfer, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Transfer Pricing, Litigation, etc., always leveraging 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 in 2021 the course “Valuation of Intangible Assets” in the EMLyon Business School in France. 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 member, among others, of the “Association d’Experts en Evaluation d’Entreprises” (Enterprise Valuation Experts), and chairs the IP Valuation Committee within the LESI (Licensing Executives Society International).