Transactions

Transactions

Across our Transactions Business Unit, Ocean Tomo has the right solution for all high-quality, market-clearing intellectual property (IP).  Ocean Tomo is uniquely qualified to successfully diligence and close transactions through our extensive transactional experience as well as our ability to leverage the broader insight and relationships of Ocean Tomo as a firm – a network unmatched in the IP space.  

Ocean Tomo’s relationships include personal contacts with senior IP and C-level executives at the largest operating companies as well as the nation’s most respected venture capital and private equity firms.  In addition, our Expert Testimony, Technical Insights, Valuation, and Strategy practice groups provide a broad network of technical and legal experts that we access to ensure that IP quality is kept high.  

No matter what technology or IP asset you need to buy, sell, or license, Ocean Tomo and our industry-leading team have the experience you need.  Collectively, Ocean Tomo professionals have:

  • Successfully closed hundreds of IP sale transactions with a cumulative transaction value well in excess of $250 million;
  • Completed over 750 engagements involving IP worth in excess of $10 billion including over 250 valuation and 300 financial damages expert testimony engagements;
  • Served as a trusted advisor involving the biggest IP transactions in history;
  • Originated more successful IP monetization solutions than any other firm, including creation of the world’s oldest and most successful live patent auction;
  • Rated every USPTO and EPO utility patent through the Ocean Tomo Ratings™ Systems;
  • Built a best-in-class team consisting of senior executives from some of the industry’s largest operating companies and leading dedicated IP buyers and licensors; and
  • Broad expertise in high-tech-related hardware, software and services, including: 3DPrinting, Analytics, Cloud computing & services, Communication services, Consumer electronics, Computing equipment & components, Data center, Displays (OLED), E-commerce, Imaging, Internet, LED lighting, Media, Mobile handsets & applications, Mobile payments, Optics/Optronics/Optical networking, Security, Semiconductor, Storage (flash storage, networked attached storage, storage area networks & cloud), Telecom, Wireless infrastructure, XaaS (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS) and more.


Ocean Tomo is independent and privately owned.  Ocean Tomo does not acquire patents to assert or license. 

In an effort to enhance transparency and simplify access to changes of assignment taking place within the United States Patent and Trademark (USPTO) office, Ocean Tomo is pleased to share with the IP community, the Ocean Tomo Patent Transactions Database

Valuation

The current global economy has set a new landscape for the recognition and accurate valuation of all assets and invested capital. Ocean Tomo’s professionals and strategic partners possess the expert capability to deliver the results that you require in a timely manner to satisfy all phases of your business cycle.

Our clients retain us to assist in capturing the value associated with all aspects of a business enterprise. This knowledge enables them to proactively plan for M&A activity, strategize in anticipation of, and within, litigation, and address all financial reporting and tax requirements. 

Sale / Acquisition

Whether the focus is limited to specific IP assets, the sale/acquisition of a business segment or equity value recognition, Ocean Tomo has the right solution for all high-quality, market-clearing IP.  Ocean Tomo Transactions is uniquely qualified to successfully diligence and close transactions through our extensive transactional experience as well as our ability to leverage the broader insight and relationships of Ocean Tomo as a firm – a network unmatched in the IP space.

IP Auctions

Ocean Tomo's unparalleled experience helps clients determine the best option for each IP transaction. Our Live Auctions practice selects market-ready small to mid-sized portfolios and presents them to a network of engaged buyers in a live open-cry auction format. Alternatively, our Private Auctions practice sources a broad outreach to financially qualified and likely interested buyers. No matter what technology or IP asset you wish to buy or sell, Ocean Tomo's industry-leading team provides the right solutions.

Licensing

IPXI.com

Often the maximum value for any IP portfolio is realized through an active licensing program.  Ocean Tomo was the founding organization of IPXI and recommends Unit License Right™ contacts as the preferred vehicle for broad market outreach.  In select cases, Ocean Tomo will serve as a private market licensing advisor for significant IP assets with a limited number of potential licensees.

Through its innovative product offerings, the Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI) facilitates investment in and risk management of IP-related assets, and allows IP owners – both large and small – to unlock the value of their assets, creating an efficient and transparent means for technology transfer to improve price discovery.