Divorce and IP: Are Patent Rights, Copyrights, and Trademarks Still Tied Up After the Knot Gets Untied?
Training Event Transcripts
May 28, 2015
Neil J. Beaton, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA
Thomas W. Wolfrum
BVR welcomes valuation expert Neil J. Beaton and attorney Thomas W. Wolfrum for an examination of how intellectual properties are valued in marital dissolution cases. This presentation confronts the unique challenges posed by combining the valuation of these intangible assets and addresses the nuances and pitfalls of doing so for the purpose of dividing them among two parties. It covers the types of intellectual properties and intangible assets appraisers are likely to see in family law matters and addresses how these assets should be analyzed, quantified, and divided. A review of recent case law reveals what courts have said about the assessment and division of these assets.