Hilco IP Merchant Banking Services

Hilco IP Merchant Banking is a leading provider of Intellectual Property advisory services, integrating IP expertise and technical experience, with established business and market acumen. Our goal is to empower you to protect and grow your business by helping you understand the content and potential of your patent portfolio to make informed IP and technology investment decisions. We accomplish this by working closely with you to mine your portfolio, identifying your best patent assets, improve your portfolio through continuation practice and identify products infringing your patents. We can further assist you in leveraging your assets through the reverse engineering of infringing products, demonstrating infringement with solid evidence of use by mapping out the specific details of infringement, as well as supporting your licensing and litigation efforts. This not only provides a return on your IP investment by generating additional revenue, but strengthens your portfolio through industry recognition of its value.


IP Asset Management

Two key areas of IP Asset Management are serviced by Hilco IP Merchant Banking, specifically IP Management Investments and IP Special Situations Investments which include:

  • Illiquid investments (3-5 year tenor) in monetization program
  • IP-collateralized loans and IP-driven LBOs
  • Liquid IP-based investments in stressed/distressed debt
  • Activism
  • Volatility trading
  • Patent arbitrage

IP Monetization

Hilco IP Merchant Banking's IP Monetization team focuses specifically on licensing, brokerage, and portfolio development and management services including:

  • Comprehensive IP licensing program formulation and execution, including portfolio and market analysis, comprehensive economic modeling, identifying key targets, reverse engineering and evidence of use to develop claim charts, licensing and enforcement strategy
  • Overseeing third party IP monetization programs
  • Providing investment leverage to third party IP monetization programs
  • Agency representation of buyers and sellers
  • Synthetic acquiror creation

Financial Advisory Services

  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • Restructuring Advisory
  • Strategy / Investment / Monetization Advisory
  • IP Special Situations Research

Technical Advisory Services

Hilco IP Merchant Banking’s professionals have advised numerous clients in business combinations, corporate finance, restructuring, IP strategy, investment, and monetization, and special situations engagements. We have decades of experience supporting clients in their success with a focus on technology and IP companies. Hilco is consistently engaged with the marketplace in consummating and supporting transactions, and we will lend an experienced, tech-savvy perspective to your business needs.

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