Ocean Tomo Insights

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.” 

Ocean Tomo Serves as Intellectual Property Financial Advisor in the Cengage Learning Restructuring

Ocean Tomo supported Cengage Learning’s plan of reorganization by serving as the lead valuation advisor to the debtors with regards to valuing certain copyrights that were part of the debtors’ estate.

Study of Illinois Patent Quality for Crain’s Chicago Business Eureka Index and Further Insight

The 2014 Eureka Index, exclusively published in the March 30th – April 5th issue of Crain’s Chicago Business and driven by Ocean Tomo data, was published. 

SXSW: The NSA, Snapchat, and Privacy: Should You be Freaking Out?

Ocean Tomo has three employees attending this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. The OTInsights blog will feature the team’s observations and experiences all week. For a live look into SXSW, follow Josh Gammon @GammonIP, Maria Lazarova @lazarovam and Nash Ream @NashReam on Twitter. 

SXSW: FIRST Robotics Competition

Ocean Tomo has three employees attending this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. The OTInsights blog will feature the team’s observations and experiences all week. For a live look into SXSW, follow Josh Gammon @GammonIP, Maria Lazarova @lazarovam and Nash Ream @NashReam on Twitter. 

SXSW: Clubbing the Patent Trolls: How We Can Fight Back

Ocean Tomo has three employees attending this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. The OTInsights blog will feature the team’s observations and experiences all week. For a live look into SXSW, follow Josh Gammon @GammonIP, Maria Lazarova @lazarovam and Nash Ream @NashReam on Twitter. 

Michael Friedman Speaks on Patent Aggregators and NPEs at Northwestern University's Annual Symposium

 I recently had the opportunity to speak during Northwestern University’s Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Annual Symposium. The one-day event, held at University’s Law School, addressed current hot topics in the industry, including gene patenting and innovation economics.

Jim Malackowski Gives Lecture on Global IP Market Development

As I am quick to point out when asked, teaching is the one part of my job I enjoy the most. It's both a forced discipline to crystallize and advance your own thoughts as well as a catalyst for insight driven by the questions of the students. This morning I had the opportunity to again teach the class of my good friend Professor James Conley, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management Class 441, Intellectual Capital Management.

Take 5 On Patents: December Report

Today we released the new Take 5: On Patents report featuring an overview of patent issuance activity within the United States Patent & Trademark Office in December including:

Top 5 Patenting Entities (#1 Digimarc Corp. – Avg. OTR™ Score: 164)

Top 5 First Named Inventors (#1 Yuichiro Nakaya of Hitachi, Ltd.)