Over the past five years, the intellectual property market has undergone significant transformation. A myriad of legal, business, and political changes witnessed by all of us have presented both new challenges and opportunities. In my new position as Managing Director of Transactions for Ocean Tomo, I find myself surrounded by colleagues each with a cutting edge, and in some ways, proprietary understanding of intellectual property assets.
Across our five primary business verticals, Ocean Tomo’s practices individually and collectively value more intellectual property rights for more different types of end consumers involving more different types of technology than anyone else, period. And we value intellectual property in the most rigorous venue – the courts. A unique understanding of the contributory value of the patented invention is the cornerstone of our business. This insight is carried across our other practices as the fundamental underpinning of all IP valuation.
I am proud to say that Ocean Tomo Transactions has incorporated this wealth of insight along with the industry-leading hands-on transactional experience of my team to create a world-class mix of solutions to monetize and acquire IP. For the past seven years at Acacia I drove acquisitions across a wide variety of high-value technology areas while working closely with cross-functional teams to identify and close significant monetization opportunities. My team evaluated many thousands of patent portfolios while I personally spoke with several thousand patent owners in the process.
Through this experience, I have developed the ability to efficiently identify quality patents that have real value in the market. I have also gained a deep understanding of the range of needs of patent owners seeking to monetize their patents and how to structure deals in a way that exceeds those needs. And as a former buyer, I know what buyers want, how they think, and what drives value. Collectively, my experience and knowledge uniquely position me to run Ocean Tomo Transactions in a way that focuses on quality, in-demand assets that quickly lead to successful transactions.