Ocean Tomo Announces Completion of over $650 Million in Intellectual Property Transaction Volume

Tue, 4/12/2016 - 3:00PM — KRISTI L. STATHIS

Earlier today Ocean Tomo, LLC, the intellectual capital merchant banc™ firm, announced updated performance of the Ocean Tomo Transactions Business Unit.  Ocean Tomo has served as a trusted advisor to both large and small operating company patent owners, successfully closing a number of transactions with cumulative transaction value in excess of $650 million.

Since returning to the intellectual property (IP) transactions market in June, 2014, the Ocean Tomo Transactions Advisory Services team, led by Managing Director, James Truman, previously from Acacia Research Corporation (Acacia), has taken a nuanced and measured approach to monetizing and marketing high quality patent portfolios on behalf of Ocean Tomo clients around the world.  According to Mr. Trueman, “the IP transaction market in 2014 and 2015 required us to look at patent portfolios in new ways; as a former buyer I was able to leverage experienced insight regarding what buyers want, how they think, and what drives value to help get deals done for Ocean Tomo clients. We used a creative and flexible approach over the past two quarters to monetizing patents on behalf of an established Fortune 500 client, creating multiple successful closings for the portfolio.” Ocean Tomo executed transaction volume in the mid-eight figures in 2015.

Ocean Tomo CEO, James E. Malackowski, commenting on the success of Ocean Tomo re-entering the transaction market notes the firm’s success is due in no small part to an integrated approach leveraging the best insights of the firm’s Opinion, Management and Advisory teams to support our clients’ transaction needs.  “Ocean Tomo’s cross practice collaboration provides a deeper understanding of the needs of operating company patent owners seeking to monetize patents as well as insight to structure deals in new, creative ways”, explains Malackowski.

Ocean Tomo has served as a trusted advisor on some of the largest intellectual property (IP) transactions in history, and enjoys a reputation for creating long-standing relationships with businesses of all sizes.  View some of our Featured Intellectual Property Transactions here.   



Kristi L. Stathis is the Marketing Director for Ocean Tomo and serves on the board for the Center for Applied Innovation, a Chicago-based non-profit organization created to manage education, public policy outreach and related economic activity around applied technology and intellectual property (IP) rights in the State of Illinois and around the world. She is the co-creator of the Center for Applied Innovation’s Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair, a community, marketplace and event facilitating Appropriate Technology transfer for the betterment of mankind. She also serves on the board of The Children’s Research Fund, principal benefactor of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, having served as the annual campaign co-chair in 2013.

Contact: KristiStathisBlogs@OceanTomo.com

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