CHICAGO, IL November 8, 2012– Ocean Tomo, LLC, the Chicago-based provider of diversified intellectual property-related services, announced the reconstitution of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (OTPAT), the only index based on the value of corporate intellectual property.
The Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index is a diversified listing of the 300 companies that own the most valuable patent portfolios relative to the book value of the company. The Index provides a meaningful benchmark for the performance of companies in today’s intangible asset-driven economy.
“Corporate patent portfolios are now the focus of both Wall Street and main street media. Inclusion in the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index publicly predicts strategic management by corporate officers and Boards of Directors to manage the firm’s patent portfolio to build shareholder value,” explained James E. Malackowski, Ocean Tomo Chairman and CEO.
Entering its seventh year of publishing the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index, Ocean Tomo acknowledges those companies who have contributed to the performance of the index in all seven years including: Cypress Semiconductors, Hewlett-Packard, Rambus, Tellabs and Whirlpool.
A complete list of the 56 companies qualified every year of publishing the index can be found on the Ocean Tomo Insights Blog (www.OceanTomo.com/blog).
There are 47 companies contributing to the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index for the first time this year. These companies include: Acacia Research Corporation, AutoNavi Holdings, Dolby Laboratories, LeapFrog Enterprises, ParkerVision and Rosetta Genomics.
The Index is priced and published by the NYSE Euronext (NYSE: OTPAT) and has been recognized by the exchange as the first major broad market index in 35 years.
About Ocean Tomo, LLC
Established in 2003, Ocean Tomo, LLC, is the Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm. The company provides financial products and services related to intellectual property, including expert testimony, valuation, research, ratings, investments, risk management strategy 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. as well is the exclusive licensee and distributor of the PatentRatings® system