Navigation Links
Duff & Phelps Acquires Lumin Expert Group To Build Global Intellectual Property Practice

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF), a leading independent financial advisory and investment banking firm, today announced that it has acquired the Lumin Expert Group (Lumin). Lumin is a financial consulting firm that specializes in intellectual property dispute support and expert testimony. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Lumin performs independent analyses of financial, economic and business issues across a number of industries. Lumin's services include the assessment of economic damages, expert testimony and business consulting services which include reasonable royalty determinations and strategic consulting in intellectual property licensing matters.

Gerry Creagh, President of Duff & Phelps, said, "I am very excited that this team of well regarded experts is joining Duff & Phelps. Adding a high quality intellectual property and commercial litigation practice is consistent with our corporate mission of protecting, recovering and maximizing value for our clients."

Lumin has nine employees and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Lumin will operate under the Duff & Phelps brand and merge with the Duff & Phelps Dispute and Legal Management Consulting business.

Greg Higgins, head of the Dispute and Legal Management Consulting practice, said, "As intellectual property continues to proliferate, so do disputes in connection with ownership and infringement. As a market leader of intellectual property valuation services, the acquisition of Lumin is a natural fit as we build out a global intellectual property practice."

Thomas Britven, President of Lumin Expert Group, said, "We are very excited to join a firm with the reputation of Duff & Phelps. Our clients will benefit from the firm's expanded service offering, extensive resources with deep technical and industry expertise and global network."

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF) is a leading provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services, supporting client needs principally in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructurings and disputes. With more than 1,100 employees serving clients worldwide through offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Duff & Phelps is committed to fulfilling its mission to protect, recover and maximize value for its clients. Investment banking services are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Duff & Phelps Securities, Ltd. is authorized and regulated by The Financial Services Authority. For more information visit

SOURCE Duff & Phelps Corporation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Proteon Therapeutics Appoints Experienced Biopharmaceutical Executive, Gregory D. Phelps to its Board of Directors
2. Kowa Company, Ltd. Acquires ProEthic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
3. BioEnergy International, LLC Acquires Assets of OmniGene Bioproducts, Inc.
4. MacroGenics Acquires Raven Biotechnologies
5. Warburg Pincus Acquires 5.4% of WuXi PharmaTechs Outstanding Ordinary Shares from United Overseas Bank
6. Bioniche Pharma Acquires Baxters ENLON(R) and ENLON-PLUS(R)
7. Neogen Acquires Product Line From DuPont Animal Health Solutions
8. Decision Resources, Inc. Acquires Manhattan Research
9. Fontus Pharmaceuticals Acquires Nephrology and Endocrinology Drug from Roche Laboratories Inc.
10. Miltenyi Biotec GmbH Acquires Medic Tools AG
11. Pacific Biosciences Acquires Single Molecule Sequencing Technology from LI-COR Biosciences
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... --> ... 2020 report analyzes that automating biobanking workflow will ... long-term samples, minimizing manual errors, improving the workflow ... errors such as mislabeling or inaccurate sample barcoding ... a vital role in blood fractionation, DNA extraction, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015  PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced ... stockholder rights plan (Rights Plan) in an effort to ... (NOLs) under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code ... PharmAthene,s use of its NOLs could be substantially limited ... in Section 382 of the Code. In general, an ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2 nouvelles études permettent d , ... les souches bactériennes retrouvées dans la plaque dentaire ... . Ces recherches  ouvrent une nouvelle voie ... de l,un des problèmes de santé les plus ... --> 2 nouvelles études permettent d , ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Studies reveal the differences in species of bacteria ... for more effective treatment for one of the most commonly ... --> --> Gum disease is one ... relatively little was understood about the bacteria associated with it ... researchers from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition together with ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:10/29/2015)... JOLLA, Calif. , Oct. 29, 2015  The ... a new report titled, "DNA Synthesis and Biosecurity: Lessons ... well the Department of Health and Human Services guidance ... issued in 2010. --> ... but it also has the potential to pose unique ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... Oct. 29, 2015  Rubicon Genomics, Inc., today ... distribution of its DNA library preparation products, including ... new ThruPLEX Plasma-seq kit. ThruPLEX Plasma-seq has been ... of NGS libraries for liquid biopsies--the analysis of ... prognostic applications in cancer and other conditions. Eurofins ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... Connecticut , October 29, 2015 ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... smart wallet announces that StackCommerce, a leading marketplace ... be featuring the Wocket® smart wallet on StackSocial ... NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the "Company"), a biometric ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):