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Investing in Intellectual Property – Not for the Faint of Heart

Date: Oct 25, 2020 @ 09:00 PM
Filed Under: Industry Trends

Investing in Intellectual Property is not for the faint of heart. It requires a deep understanding of the many factors that can determine success or failure in this highly specialized sector of the commercial finance industry. Michael Friedman, CEO, Hilco IP Merchant Banking discusses the state of the Intellectual Property finance market and provides a detailed view of what it takes to succeed in this unique focus of commercial finance.

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Michael Friedman
Chief Executive Officer | Hilco IP Merchant Banking
Michael Friedman is the CEO and a founder of Hilco IP Merchant Banking, an integrated provider of intellectual property advisory and monetization services, and principal investor in IP-related transactions. Mr. Friedman was formerly Managing Director at Ocean Tomo, LLC, where he headed its IP Asset Management business, served as Chief Investment Officer, and headed Investment Banking. Prior to joining Ocean Tomo, Mr. Friedman founded and was Managing Partner of FHS Investments, LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund, and was a managing director at UBS AG where he was co-head of Special Situations investing. Mr. Friedman practiced mergers and acquisitions and securities law for a number of years before joining the investment community. Mr. Friedman received a JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 1988 where he was Research Editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum. He also holds a BS in Marine Engineering and Nautical Science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
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