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Aron Levko

Northbrook, IL, USA

Aron Levko is a retired Partner and founder of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Intellectual Asset Management practice, specializing in helping clients get value from their intellectual property (IP). He initiated and was lead author for the first five years of the firm's annual Patent Damages Study. He also co-founded the firm's Licensing Database, used in royalty analysis. He has extensive and deep experience working with corporate management, entrepreneurs and trial lawyers in a broad range of industries. 

Mr. Levko currently has his own professional practice, ARON LEVKO LLC, consulting on IP and economic matters involving strategic analytics, dispute resolutions and business valuations. His work results in enterprise performance enhancements, expert testimony, and transaction support. His prior employment was as a Principal with Arthur Young & Co. (n/k/a Ernst & Young), Plant Controller with Rockwell International, (n/k/a Rockwell Automation), and Car Product Planner with Ford Motor Company.

Mr. Levko has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago, earning honors and full tuition scholarships at both institutions. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser, Certified Licensing Professional, Certified Management Consultant, and Certified Production & Inventory Control Manager; all requiring written examinations and ongoing professional education. He is one of the world's leading IP strategists, as selected repeatedly by Intellectual Asset Management magazine in its IAM 250. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent Law School's Masters Degree Program for IP Management & Markets.

Mr. Levko has been published and quoted extensively in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Investors' Business Daily, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, National Law Journal, Money and CFO magazines, among others. He has lectured on economic issues at Chicago-Kent and John Marshall law schools. He has presented and spoken at global professional trade organizations, private educational seminars, and government agencies, as well as on television and radio. He has also testified extensively as a damages expert in US federal and state courts.

Mr. Levko is past Board Chairman of Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's Youth Motivation Program, past Board Member of the Chicago Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants, and past Evaluator on the Chicago Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Committee. His professional memberships include the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Production & Inventory Control Society, American Society of Appraisers, Illinois Manufacturers' Association, Institute of Management Consultants, International Trademark Association, and Licensing Executives' Society.


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