Welcome To Ocean Tomo

The Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ Firm

Established in 2003, Ocean Tomo, LLC, is the Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm providing an industry leading array of financial products and services related to intangible assets.  Ocean Tomo offerings include expert testimony, valuation, strategy, research, ratings, investments, risk management and transactions. Ocean Tomo assists clients – corporations, law firms, governments and institutional investors – in realizing Intellectual Capital Equity® value broadly defined.  

Headquartered in Chicago, Ocean Tomo has offices in Greenwich, Houston and San Francisco. 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, our focus is on Intellectual Capital Equity® management broadly defined. We target value realization and measurement at the intersection of intellectual property and private equity finance. 


James E. Malackowski
Chairman & CEO

Thoughts on the Marvell Technology Class Action

I am always looking for signs that the anti-assertion pendulum is swinging back.   

The first material evidence came last year when the US Trade Representative, acting on behalf of the Obama administration, upheld the ITC’s exclusion order against Samsung due to the fact that Samsung, in its capacity as potential licensee of certain AAPL patents, failed to negotiate in good faith, i.e., “held out.”