Welcome to Ocean Tomo

The Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ Firm

Established in 2003, Ocean Tomo, LLC, the Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm, provides industry leading financial products and services related to intellectual property including financial expert testimony, valuation, strategy consulting, proprietary research products, investment services, risk management products, innovation management services and transaction brokerage. Ocean Tomo assists clients – corporations, law firms, governments and institutional investors – in realizing Intellectual Capital Equity® value broadly defined.

Spanning five distinct yet complementary lines of business, our comprehensive suite of products and services is built upon more than two decades of experience valuing intellectual property in the most rigorous of venues – State, Federal and international courts. Our financial, market and technical experts provide a unique understanding of the contributory value of proprietary innovation. This is the cornerstone of our business. This insight permeates every practice.

Headquartered in Chicago, Ocean Tomo has offices in Greenwich, Houston, Irvine, San Francisco and Seattle. Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include: Ocean Tomo Risk Management, LLC; Ocean Tomo Asset Management LLC; OTI Data Networks, LLC; Patent Marking, LLC; and Ocean Tomo Capital, LLC – publisher of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index family. Ocean Tomo is the founder of the Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI), Inc., creator of the live public open cry auction marketplace for intellectual property as well as the exclusive source for Ocean Tomo Ratings™.

At Ocean Tomo we target value realization and measurement at the intersection of intellectual property and private equity finance.


James E. Malackowski
Chairman & CEO

Uniquely Qualified For the Job – Darrell Issa

Earlier this month House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte (R-VA) named Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Chairman of the IP Subcommittee on the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Issa is well known as a successful inventor, patentee, and businessman, having founded Directed Electronics. Ocean Tomo research presents a strong case that Issa is right for the job given the quality of his inventions as well as his experience in USPTO procedure and later use of his inventions as financing collateral. A summary of our research follows.