Edmund Fish

Edmund J. Fish

Managing Director
Co-Head of Tech+IP Advisory

Mr. Fish is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Tech+IP Advisory practice.

Mr. Fish was previously a Senior Managing Director at Black Stone IP, a boutique investment bank focused on valuing and trading Tech+IP assets, which was acquired by Houlihan Lokey in 2017. An experienced technology company executive and board member, Mr. Fish also has substantial experience in patent law and litigation, capital market fundraising, and corporate/business development strategy and execution. He previously served as President and board member at digital rights management and IP licensing pioneer InterTrust; as President & CEO at social education company ePals Corp. (now Cricket Media, TSX: CKT); and as Senior Vice President, Premium Services, and Senior Vice President, Desktop Messaging, at AOL. Mr. Fish also specialized in patent/IP transactions and litigation in the New York and Silicon Valley offices of national law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges and served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Howard Markey on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

With InterTrust’s founder, Mr. Fish helped build the company from a small startup to a Nasdaq-listed company (ultimately sold to Sony and Philips for $453 million). He was responsible for building and later monetizing InterTrust’s extensive patent portfolio through licensing, litigation, and standards-based activities. At AOL, Mr. Fish and his teams created more than a dozen highly rated products in the instant messaging, security and computing performance, digital media, and education services sectors. He served as counsel for Genentech in the landmark patent and antitrust case Genentech v. Eli Lilly & the University of California.

Mr. Fish holds more than 20 issued and pending U.S. patents in such diverse fields as presence and instant messaging, social networking, mobile computing, and search/discover technologies.

Mr. Fish earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University and a J.D. magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Wayne State University.


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