Partner & Chief Economist, IPMAP, LLC

Jack Lu, PhD, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) is the founding partner and chief economist of IPMAP, where he specializes in IP valuation, damage estimate and royalty determination for IP transaction, licensing, litigation, and corporate transactions (including M&A, divestiture, venture capital, equity investment and distressed assets investment). He has delivered numerous valuation reports and opinion letters to clients, including those filed to SEC, IRS, and US Bankruptcy Court. Jack and his firm manage cases and perform research for testifying damage experts on patent and other IP infringement cases.

An active researcher with 30 publications, his studies in IP economics and valuation have been published by Business Economics, Bloomberg Law, IAM, Law 360 Expert Analysis, KPMG Global Valuation Institute, and Les Nouvelles. Jack was part of the Executive Committee that launched the Licensing Executives Society (LES) High Tech Royalty Survey in 2011. He has analyzed the Survey results and authored the economic analysis chapters for the Survey Reports since then. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Economic Analysis and Survey of LES USA and Canada, a position he has held since 2018. He was the recipient of LES President’s Award in 2023, the highest honor LES can give to a member. His most recent research can be found at his Social Science Research Network (SSRN) author page,  Google Scholar page, or Research Gate author page.