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