Ocean Tomo Ratings™ System

The Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system is the most advanced web-based patent data, rating and analysis platform designed for objectively assessing patent quality, relevant patents and technologies, competition, and competitive trends. The market validated system is used by major global corporations among the top 100 IP holders. From individual patents and patent portfolios, to technology sectors and companies, the Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system provides unparalleled strategic insight and analysis.

Built upon patented methodologies (U.S. Patent No. 6,556,992 and 7,716,226) derived from assessing the entire universe of U.S. issued patents, with over 50 discrete patent attributes validated by market participants, the Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system shows interrelationships among all U.S. patents with a numerical relevance score.

No other analysis and research tool combines patent quality metrics with other competitive portfolio assessment on a single accessible platform. The Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system is offered as a subscription or through individual reports.

The Ocean Tomo Ratings™ System Can Uniquely

  • Provide an objective and holistic platform with quality matrix
  • Present ratings on all, or relevant, U.S. issued patents issued after 1976
  • Offer a method of analyzing relevance that is superior to latent semantic search
  • Identify relevant patents to a reference patent or technology
  • Explore licensing or acquisition opportunities
  • Support IP transaction decisions
  • Support IP portfolio management decisions
  • Evaluate opportunities and threats withing the IP marketplace
  • Benchmark competition and gather IP intelligence

 

The Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system is designed for objectively assessing patent quality, relevant patents and technologies, competition, and competitive trends.

No other analysis and research tool combines patent quality metrics with competitive portfolio assessment on a single accessible platform designed for corporate use.

The Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system is available as an annual subscription and includes professional support. 

From Patents to Strategic Business Decisions

Ocean Tomo Ratings™ System for Corporations, SMEs, Universities, and Laboratories

The power of the Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system is extraordinary for in-house licensing executives, R&D staff and senior management. The platform assists organizations with IP portfolio management, IP licensing, portfolio evaluation, abandonment decision-making, R&D budgeting, competitive analysis, and strategic investing.

Ocean Tomo Ratings™ System for Law Firms and Other Consultants

The Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system is an essential tool for patent prosecution firms. The platform provides instant access to relevant prior art without the time delay and expense associated with sub-contracting prior art search to a third party.   

Ocean Tomo Ratings™ System for Investors and Analysts

Private equity investors use the Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system to identify companies with strong IP in their fields of interest. Companies with the best portfolios are proven to provide higher returns, as demonstrated by the performance of Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index and other public measures.

OTR™ Scoring System

Using the OTR™ scoring system, a patented and proven statistical model, the Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system rates the quality of every single issued U.S. patent. The OTR™ score is similar to the IQ score for rating human intelligence (median = 100), providing a simple method for measuring and comparing patent quality and value based on the cumulative characteristics of patents that make them statistically either more or less likely to produce economic returns.

Assignee Tracking

In addition to rating patents, the Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system has the ability to link patents to their true owners more accurately than any other available system. Patent ownership information is linked to its current entity based on a complex mapping algorithm which is then normalized to an entity's ultimate parent, allowing easier analysis of major competitors within a particular technology space.

Often, this information is difficult to obtain or of poor quality, yet it is critical when analyzing a patent portfolio for the purpose of making licensing, acquisition, partnering or investment decisions.

Patent Relevance

The Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system also comprehends the interrelation among all issued U.S. patents, a factor called “Ocean Tomo Patent Relevance™”. This information is critical to identifying and assessing the technology leaders in any given market segment.

Combining clean patent ownership data with the OTR™ score and Ocean Tomo Patent Relevance™ provides users with unparalleled knowledge of U.S. patents and the companies that own them.

Market Validation

One of the first tests of the system was a double blind study with a Fortune® 100 firm. As predicted and shown below, patent OTR™ scores are strong predictors of commercialization rates. The OTR™ scores predicted both patents with license revenues, as well as those used in commercial products.


The Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system was used as the sole source of patent related data used to identify the constituent companies to the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index. The Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index is comprised of 300 equity securities of companies with the highest innovation ratio (maintenance value of the company patent portfolio relative to the book value of the company) within their investment style and size. From its inception in January 2006 through July 2010, the OT300 has outperformed the S&P® 500 by 877 basis points.

 

 

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Data accessible through OceanTomo.com/ratings was prepared by Ocean Tomo based on proprietary algorithms and other statistical information provided by PatentRatings, LLC. All scores, ratings and ranks are statistical in nature and are based on publicly available data. They are not based on, nor do they consider any legal opinions or other professional opinions, advice or other information (public or otherwise) that may have bearing on the subject matter of the analysis. No direct statistical correlation has been established between OTR™ scores and "fair market value," royalty rates, validity, enforceability or infringement and OTR scores should not be relied upon to prove or establish the existence or probability of such facts. No direct statistical correlation has been established between Relevance scores and patentability or materiality, and Relevance scores should not be relied upon to prove, establish or support any opinion of the materiality or patentability of one patent in view of another. Some of the information and services provided by this website may be covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents: 6,556,992; 7,657,476; 7,716,226; and other patents pending. Copyright 2001-2013 PatentRatings, LLC. Copyright 2011-2013 Ocean Tomo, LLC. All rights reserved.