About the Author
Gordon V. Smith is Chairman Emeritus of AUS Inc., a multidiscipline consulting and market research firm, a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and Distinguished Professor of IP Management at the law school's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. During his long consulting career, he has advised clients on the value of intellectual property and closely held stock and has consulted in support of transactions, litigation, and tax-related matters. He is the author and coauthor of several books on IP valuation and exploitation strategies. An active international lecturer, Smith is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Licensing Economics Review, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore (Division of Engineering & Technology Management). Mr. Smith earned an A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1959.
Susan M. Richey is a Professor of Law at The University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center) and a former Associate Dean of the law school. She recently completed an appointment as Visiting Distinguished Scholar with the International Economic and Commercial Law Group at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Richey has been involved in numerous programs teaching intellectual property concepts to nonlawyers, including workshops sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization and UNITRAD, the trainingarm of the United Nations. Active in the International Trademark Association (INTA), she served a three-year appointment as an editor of The Trademark Reporter, a scholarly publication of INTA, a two-year appointment as Chair of INTA's Panel of Neutrals, and she currently serves on INTA's Academic Committee.