Joseph A. Agiato
Mr. Agiato is the Founder of Newlight Capital, LLC. Prior to Newlight, Mr. Agiato was a Managing Director of Licent Capital, a specialty finance company focused on securitizing royalty streams from patented technology. Mr. Agiato also has served as the National Practice Leader for KPMG’s Intellectual Asset Management Practice, and has helped develop the standard for intellectual property assessments used by most major organizations. He has collaborated with Deloitte & Touche to establish “best practices” in their development of an Intellectual Asset Management Practice and has served as the National Practice Leader for two international consulting firms. Mr. Agiato has authored books and articles on the topics of intellectual property valuations, commercialization strategies for technologies, and running and managing an intellectual property practice.
He has also been involved in over 2,000 intellectual property valuations, numerous licensing negotiations, and has helped companies negotiate strategic alliance agreements. Mr. Agiato is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and has served on their Business Valuation Committee and Litigations Services Committee; he was the only non-lawyer on the Board of Directors of the National Patent Board and; has chaired the Valuation committee for the Licensing Executive Society. Mr. Agiato holds a B.S. in Accounting, a B.S. in Economics, a M.S. in Valuations, MBA with a concentration in finance. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser, Certified Business Appraiser, Certified Public Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Business Appraisers.