Dr. Elvir Causevic is Managing Director and Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey's Tech+IP Advisory practice, where he focuses on valuing and trading Tech+IP assets, and advising global technology clients on IP licensing, litigation, and transaction related matters. He has served as an expert on issues relating to patent infringement, licensing, FRAND, financial restructuring, investment and a variety of economic damages issues.
Dr. Causevic was formerly the founder and CEO of Black Stone IP, a boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Houlihan Lokey in 2017. Prior to Black Stone, he was instrumental in the MIPS semiconductors $350 million patent transaction while he served as the Head of IP Strategy Practice at Ocean Tomo. Before Ocean Tomo, Dr. Causevic founded several industrial, medical, and high-tech businesses, raising over $50 million in premier venture capital, two of which were ultimately acquired by Fortune 500 companies.
Dr. Causevic is a named inventor on more than 20 patents and patent applications, and was a J.W. Gibbs Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at Yale University.
Dr. Causevic holds a B.S., an M.S., and a Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.