Michael Friedman is Chief Executive Officer and founder of Hilco IP Merchant Banking, an integrated provider of intellectual property advisory and monetization services, and principal investor in IP-related transactions. Under his direction, the company acquires and monetizes the highest quality IP to provide liquidity and risk transfer to leading technology businesses.
Michael formerly held the position of 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 that, he founded and was Managing Partner of FHS Investments, LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund, and served as a managing director and co-head of Special Situations investing at UBS AG. He practiced mergers and acquisitions and securities law for a number of years before joining the investment community
Hilco IP Merchant Banking is a fully integrated intellectual property advisor, investor and monetization agent. It monetizes patent assets on behalf of or sourced from the world’s leading semiconductor and telecommunications companies. HIPMB operates a closed value creation system that combines leading special situations analysts with IP licensing professionals, counsel and senior technologists/engineers in the pursuit of IP Alpha.