Doug Bania is a founding principal of Nevium Intellectual Property Solutions, a San Diego, California based intellectual property (IP) consulting firm specializing in valuing, monetizing and managing IP. Mr. Bania has over a decade of experience in valuing IP for business transactions, tax/estate, joint venture negotiations, transfer pricing and bankruptcy. Mr. Bania's expert witness testimony is focused on calculating economic damages for infringement related to false endorsement, social media, Internet, right of publicity and advertising related disputes. Mr. Bania has been a named expert over 35 times and has testified at trial four times. Mr. Bania is often called upon to assist brand owners in determining the best strategies to leverage and enhance their IP portfolios. These enhancements include licensing in and out, buying and selling, working with celebrity endorsers and building an overall intellectual asset management (IAM) strategy.
Mr. Bania is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP); holds a Master of Arts degree from San Diego State University in Television, Film and New Media Production; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University. Mr. Bania is on the Internet Committee at the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) section of Intellectual Property Law and on the ABA Copyright & Social Media committee.