September 20, 2018

New ABA book guides attorneys through new rules in intellectual property valuation

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2018 — The American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law’s recently released book, “IP Valuation for the Future: Trends, Techniques, and Case Studies is a guide for attorneys and other professionals who handle intellectual property in the  digital terrain. The book explains IP’s role in the business landscape and shows ways to manage it effectively for the future.

Authored by asset expert Weston Anson, the guidebook addresses the proliferation of platforms and the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in society, stock markets and innovation. With case studies and based on legal precedents, the new book provides a high level of awareness for bankers, financial professionals, venture capitalists and other Wall Street professionals as their boardrooms and their portfolios adapt to new technology.

Anson is chairman of CONSOR®, an intellectual asset consulting firm based in La Jolla, Calif., specializing in trademark, patent and copyright licensing; valuations; and expert testimony. He served for 10 years as an officer and board member of the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association and is a lifetime member of the Board of Advisors. Anson, who received his MBA from Harvard, currently serves as an active member of the International Licensing Executives Society board of delegates.

He was chairman of the Global Valuation Standards Committee for the LESI, which established IP Valuation standards in cross border IP transactions. These standards were adopted in 2011 at the Global Technology Forum, which included World IP bodies such as World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization and the Association of University Technology Managers.

Title:                            IP Valuation for the Future: Trends, Techniques, and Case Studies
Publisher:                    ABA Book Publishing
Pages:                         250 pages
Product Code:             5370237
ISBN:                           978-1-64105-227-6
Size:                            7 x 10, paperback
Price:                           $89.95
Orders:                        800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Amelia Stone at If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Amelia Stone, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

With more than 17,000 members the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law provides the highest quality information, analysis and practice tools to intellectual property lawyers, and serves as the thoughtful source of information and commentary for policymakers as they consider legislation affecting the law and regulations in intellectual property matters. The section is respected and known as the premier resource for knowledge in this increasingly important and complex area of law.


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