“I am proud to have conducted many royalty audits, of which in at least 75% of these engagements I have recovered millions of dollars in underpaid royalties on behalf of clients.”Chicago Office
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Over 35 years in accounting, including 22 years performing royalty audits
Responsible for more than 250 royalty and other contract-based compliance engagements
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Sid Rattner is a Senior Advisor who oversees the Royalty and License Compliance services, which is part of the Management Services Group of Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held.
Mr. Rattner has over 35 years of experience in the accounting profession including 22 years performing royalty audits and their related matters. Throughout his career, Mr. Rattner has been responsible for more than 250 royalty and other contract-based compliance engagements or royalty audits. He has served, as an expert witness in both an arbitration and litigation matter involving underpaid royalties. His royalty audit work has been on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, leading US universities and US Federal agencies. His experience in conducting and overseeing royalty audits spans a wide range of technologies, including: consumer electronics and manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and software, as well as other licensed products. Mr. Rattner has conducted royalty audits in the United States, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Russia and several European countries.
He is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) and the Illinois Technology Association (ITA). He has spoken or conducted workshops focused on royalty audit agreement language for AUTM, LES and for several university technology transfer departments.