Ocean Tomo was approached by the owners of a privately-held unified communications product and service company. The company had a large intellectual property (IP) portfolio of mobile, teleconferencing, security, endpoint and management software technologies and sought to monetize these assets.
As part of a two-phase engagement, we first provided an in-depth evaluation and valuation of the portfolio and then assisted management with finding the optimal monetization structure.
Ocean Tomo began the project by conducting an independent technical review, categorizing and rating each individual patent in the portfolio. Concurrent with the categorization and ranking of each patent, we also reviewed relevant markets, product roadmaps, and the competitor landscape to better understand and assess the value of the portfolio as a whole. Our independent, phase one evaluation and valuation process deemed the portfolio to be market-ready.
As part of the second phase of the project, Ocean Tomo ran a targeted sales process for the portfolio of unified communication technologies.
The company successfully monetized its portfolio, reaching numerous eight figure settlements with high-profile industry members. The company was recently acquired by a competitor, driven in part by the value of its IP.