James E. Malackowski

James E. Malackowski
James E. Malackowski

Chairman & CEO

Chicago Office

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James E. Malackowski is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Tomo, LLC, an integrated 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, investments, innovation management and transactions. Ocean Tomo assists clients – corporations, law firms, governments and institutional investors – in realizing Intellectual Capital Equity® value broadly defined.  Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include: Ocean Tomo Capital, LLC -- publisher of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (NYSE: OTPAT).  Ocean Tomo is the founder of the Intellectual Property Exchange International, Inc. where Mr. Malackowski serves as Co-Chairman. 

Mr. Malackowski is a founding and continuous member of the IP Hall of Fame Academy.  He has been recognized annually since 2007 by leading industry publications as one of the ‘World’s Leading IP Strategists’.   Significantly, Mr. Malackowski was named as1 of 50 individuals, companies and institutions that framed the first 50 issues of IAM Magazine; listed among “50 Under 45” by IP Law & Business™;  and, named as one of “The Most Influential People in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property™.  In 2011 Mr. Malackowski was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of less than twenty members of the Network of Global Agenda Councils to focus on questions of IP policy.  In 2013 he was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration. 

Mr. Malackowski has advised clients and counsel on business valuation issues as well as all phases of the technology transfer process.  He has substantial experience as a Board Director for leading technology corporations and research organizations as well as companies with critical brand management issues.  He is Past President of The Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. as well as its largest chapter, LES USA & Canada, Inc.  Today, Mr. Malackowski focuses his non-for-profit efforts with organizations leveraging science and innovation for the benefit of children, including those located in lesser developed countries.  He is a Director of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Research Center and has served since 2002 as a Trustee or Director of Invent Now, Inc., an organization providing summer enrichment programs for more than 90,000 students annually.  He is the Founder of the Chicago based Center for Applied Innovation (CAI), an Illinois non-for-profit corporation created to manage education, public policy outreach and related economic activity around applied technology and intellectual property rights.  

Mr. Malackowski is a frequent speaker on emerging technology markets and related financial measures.  He has addressed mass media audiences including Bloomberg Morning Call, Bloomberg Evening Market Pulse, Bloomberg Final Word, CNBC Closing Bell, CNBC On the Money, CNBC Street Signs, CBS News Radio and Fox Business National Television as well as other recognized news-based internet video channels.  Mr. Malackowski has also appeared as a judge on PBS’s Everyday Edisons

On more than forty occasions, Mr. Malackowski has served as an expert in Federal Court or the International Trade Commission on questions relating to intellectual property economics, including the subject of business valuation, reasonable royalty, lost profits, price erosion, commercial success, corrective advertising, creditor allocations, Hatch Waxman Act market exclusivity, and the equities of a potential injunction.  As an inventor, Mr. Malackowski has more than twenty issued U.S. patents.  He is a frequent instructor for graduate studies on IP management and markets and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame majoring in accountancy and philosophy.  Mr. Malackowski is Certified in Financial Forensics, a Certified Licensing Professional and a Registered Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.

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