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Mike Pellegrino is the Founder and President of Pellegrino & Associates, LLC. As a leading expert in the embedded software and intellectual property valuation industry, he focuses on providing credible and equitable valuations for investment and tax reporting purposes. With his cutting-edge approach, he challenges old practices and develops new, applicable methods to aid IP valuation. His approach helps valuation analysts assess risk and quantify discount rates, select proper valuation methods, and perform necessary due diligence. Mike has testified in court proceedings regarding IP and software valuation cases and has been applauded for his efforts. One North Carolina court stated that his work is “clearly in the
mainstream of IP valuation methodologies.”
Mike continues to educate the industry with articles based on technology and IP valuation methods found in the likes of Valuation Strategies, The Journal of Taxation, CFO Magazine, Business Valuation Resources, Entrepreneur.com, MSNBC.com, etc. He wrote a book titled BVR’s Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation, a handy guide containing real-world case studies and explanations for drawing credible and defensible IP value conclusions. Mike also frequently speaks at various forums around the globe regarding valuation, intellectual property, and embedded software topics. In addition, he has developed a state-of-the-art decision tool engine to help clients evaluate technological innovations based on their market viability.
A strong advocate on the importance of valuations and tax matters, Mike became an instrumental player in changing Indiana law regarding the valuation of embedded application software for personal property tax reporting purposes and the taxation of patent-derived income. He authored the administrative rules that Indiana’s Department of Local Government and Finance now uses to administer the evaluation of software appraisals for property tax matters.
Independent / boutique research firm analyst.
Pellegrino & Associates, LLC
Pellegrino & Associates, LLC is a boutique valuation company with a specialty in software and intellectual property valuations that include patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Formed in 2003, P&A focuses on building credible valuations for companies for a variety of purposes. P&A has been
honored to work with small and large private and publicly traded companies across the globe. P&A is proud to include the likes of corporate leaders such as IBM, Sony, American Express, Lockheed Martin, Duke Energy, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Rolls-Royce North America, Ascension Healthcare, and General Electric among its clients, as well as promising revolutionary startups. P&A has valued intellectual properties as diverse as orphan drugs and medical devices to the publicity rights for the gunslinger John Dillinger. P&A has found that the company’s work stands on its own under scrutiny, both with the IRS and in litigation. P&A’s team consists of engineers with finance experience, each holding undergraduate or graduate science degrees, as well as MBAs. Thus, P&A understands both the technical complexities of the assets P&A reviews, as well as the tax and finance implications. P&A has generated a national reputation as a software and intellectual property appraisal firm, and nationally respected outlets such as Valuation Strategies, The Journal of Taxation, CFO Magazine, Business Valuation Resources, Entrepreneur.com, MSNBC.com, FoxNews.com, various state bars, and others have carried, quoted, or published P&A’s material. P&A founder Mike Pellegrino published his first book, "BVR’s Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation", in July 2009, which you can find currently for sale through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, or Business Valuation Resources directly. P&A is currently under agreement for another book on software valuation and has a publisher interested in one on early-stage technology valuation. In short, P&A has the credibility and technical ability to defend its work. Today, Pellegrino & Associates is a growing valuation services firm focused on providing the most precise, credible, and equitable valuations for investment and tax reporting purposes. With offices in Indianapolis, Indiana, and San Jose, California, Pellegrino & Associates has been proud to serve companies ranging from small, privately owned organizations to Fortune 500 companies. Clients have used the company’s valuations for internal capital budgeting and planning purposes, for property tax reporting purposes, for raising investment capital, and for economic feasibility analysis. Sign-up for our monthly newsletters at: http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=001vP4uirOIyh05ZqlJtBP2kA%3D%3D
BVR's Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation, Second Edition
Author and leading intellectual property (IP) expert Michael Pellegrino analyzes real-world examples of IP valuation and discusses each of the primary IP categories including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The new edition includes chapters on valuation approaches and guidance, due
diligence, discount rate development, royalty rates and much more. The Guide is available in print, e-Book, and Kindle-friendly formats, as well as an online version including bonus content, IP case law and training materials.
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