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Elvir Causevic is co-founder and Managing Director of Tech+IP Capital, which recently spun out of Houlihan Lokey to empower clients with additional tools to help them realize tangible value from intangible assets.
He is a recognized technology and intellectual property (IP) investment banking professional focused on public and private board advisory, M&A, capital formation, and financial restructuring of technology and IP businesses. He was recently named by his peers in the IP field as a “Top 40 IP Dealmaker” by IAM in 2019, one of the most prestigious recognitions in the industry.
Most recently Elvir was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Tech+IP Advisory Group at Holihan Lokey, a leading global investment bank (NYSE:HLI), and before that was founder and CEO of BSIP LLC, a boutique investment bank focused on valuing and trading Tech+IP assets, and advising global technology clients on IP licensing, litigation, and transaction related matters, which was acquired by Houlihan Lokey in 2017. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Ocean Tomo IP consultancy Strategic Advisory Services practice, and served as an expert witness on issues relating to patent infringement, licensing, financial restructuring, investment and a variety of economic damages issues.
Prior to Ocean Tomo, over the past 20 years, Dr. Causevic founded and ran several high technology companies focused on signal acquisition, processing and communication hardware and software. He raised over $50 million in premier venture capital for his businesses and technology products, two of which were ultimately acquired by Fortune 500 companies (Thermo Electron/Viasys and Stryker Medical). He originated and negotiated a series of complex license and technology transfer agreements as both principal and outside advisor.
Dr. Causevic is a named inventor on over 25 patents and patent applications, as well an author of numerous scientific and IP publications. He served as an independent technical and economic damages expert in patent litigation, arbitration, and U.S. PTO proceedings, and has advised leading patent pools and technology companies on licensing matters, FRAND, standard essential and implementation patents.
Dr. Causevic began his academic teaching career as a J.W. Gibbs Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at Yale University, followed by other academic appointments in business, economics and engineering programs globally. Dr. Causevic holds B.S., M.S. and Doctor of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a J.D. degree from University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, with formal training in accounting, economics and finance.
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