Fernando Torres MSc is a member and Chief Economist atIPmetrics LLC. Mr. Torres brings to intellectual property over 30 years of work experience in economics, financial analysis, and business management in the U.S. and Mexico. Mr. Torres has applied this significant economics, finance and business experience, as well as skills in quantitative techniques, to the strategic analysis, valuation, and expert witness assessment of the full spectrum of intangible assets and intellectual property, including valuation for transactional and litigation purposes (bankruptcy and infringement cases).
During recent years, Mr. Torres has undertaken projects involving the valuation and/or the assessment of infringement damages regarding copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, rights of publicity, and other intellectual assets in such industries as commercial agriculture, auto parts, apparel and footwear, retail, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, telecommunications, and non-profit organizations, among others.
Mr. Torres regularly presents on topics related to intangible asset valuation in a variety of venues, many of which qualify for CLE credit. During the past few years, Mr. Torres has been an instructor for the course “Valuing Intangible Assets for Litigation,” which is part of the requirements of the Certified Forensic Financial Analyst designation issued by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). Mr. Torres is also the editor and author of the online Patent Value Guide and his perspectives on the value of patents and other intellectual property assets have been cited in the media, including Managing Intellectual Property, The New York Times, Forbes.com, Business News Network, and The Democrat & Chronicle.
Mr. Torres is a member of the National Association of Forensic Economics, and of the Western Economics Association International, among others. He first earned a B.A. in Economics from the Metropolitan University in Mexico City (1980), and went on to earn a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of East Anglia (U. K., 1981), and a Master of Science Degree specializing in Econometrics from the University of London, England (1982).