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Ed Fish

Ed Fish

Houlihan Lokey
Managing Director & Co-Head of Tech+IP Advisory
McLean, VA, USA

Mr. Fish is responsible for IP and tech transactions and strategies. He is an experienced technology company executive and board member, and has substantial experience in patent law and litigation, capital market fund raising, and corporate/business development strategy and execution. He previously served as President and a Board member at Digital Rights Management and IP Licensing pioneer, InterTrust, President & CEO at social education company ePals Corporation (now Cricket Media, TSX: CKT) (2010- 2014), and SVP Premium Services and SVP 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 US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

With InterTrust’s founder, Mr. Fish helped build the Company from a small start-up to a Nasdaq-listed Company (ultimately sold to Sony and Philips for US$453M). 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 over 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 US patents in such diverse fields as presence and instant messaging, social networking, mobile computing and search/discover technologies. Mr. Fish holds a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University, and a JD magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Wayne State University.


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