Ocean Tomo has seen an increasing number of engagements involving asserted breach of contract / license by patent owners against their once promising commercialization partner.
These matters generally involve a claim that the licensee failed to use reasonable efforts to meet forecasts or other milestones required by contract.
As a merchant banking firm expert in intellectual property licensing as well as experienced in raising capital for companies of all size, Ocean Tomo is able to opine on issues including the feasibility of the parties’ projections, appropriate discount rates, time period required to raise equity or debt financing, and the availability of mitigation efforts. Ocean Tomo’s reports often include analysis of public studies regarding the venture capital process, active investors and the time required to raise funds for promising technology. As a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Licensing Professional with both principal technology transfer experience as well as active advisory roles for universities, medical research centers and venture accelerators, I bring unique insight to these engagements.