Ocean Tomo Transactions offers a purpose-built continuum of proven solutions to monetize and acquire patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and domain Intellectual Property (IP). Each Ocean Tomo service or market platform is designed to efficiently close sell-side, buy-side and license-based transactions. An Ocean Tomo professional will provide the information you need to choose the right option for your business including:
Sell your IP with our high-touch investment banking service. IP submitted to Private Sales is subject to rigorous market review and diligence to assure that only high-quality portfolios are brought to market. Potential buyers are limited to those hand-picked by our team of experts and pre-approved by the IP owner. Private Sales focuses on expected values between $2.5 million and $50 million or more.
Ocean Tomo is contacted continually by buyers seeking patents which protect specific technologies, products or services. In select cases and for limited periods of time, we are able to work exclusively with industry operating companies to present a “first-offer” on all qualified IP within a defined field.
Planned regularly in one of our offices, Private Auctions matches the rigor of Private Sales but with a broader outreach to likely interested buyers. Offers from all financially qualified bidders are accepted and terms are often negotiated with each buyer to meet their business requirements. Final sale is dependent on the best fit as determined by the IP owner.
All patents and published applications are expressed on the Ocean Tomo bid-ask market. Interested buyers can submit an anonymous bid through the market, prompting direct contact to the registered assignee. Patent owners can offer assets for sale by simply posting an “ask” through the market, prompting notification to likely interested buyers. When active bid-ask quotes develop for any asset, Ocean Tomo professionals promptly engage to close the sale.
Often the maximum value for an 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 and with approval of IPXI, Ocean Tomo will serve as a private market licensing advisor for significant IP assets with a limited number of potential licensees.