Chicago, IL (April 22, 2016) – Ocean Tomo Capital, a subsidiary of Ocean Tomo, LLC, the Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm today announced today the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index 10 Year Constituent Companies. The 42 companies contributing to the performance of the Index every year since its inception in 2006 include:
- Dow Chemical Company
- Qualcomm Inc
- Stryker Corporation
- Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
A complete list of the 42 companies qualifying every year of index publishing can be found here on the Ocean Tomo Insights Blog.
The Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index is the only index based on the value of corporate intellectual property. “Companies in the Ocean Tomo 300 have strong patent portfolios, a commitment to innovation, and a high degree of technological leadership,” says James E. Malackowski, Ocean Tomo’s chairman and chief executive officer.
Corporate patent portfolios are now the focus of both Wall Street and main street media. Inclusion in the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index publicly predicts strategic management by corporate officers and Boards of Directors to manage the firm’s patent portfolio to build shareholder value. “The Index was founded on the belief that companies with strong intellectual property outperform their intra-sector peers. Member companies, and the Index generally continue to prove this proposition” explains Mr. Malackowski.
The Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index construction results in a diversified listing of the 300 companies that own the most valuable patent portfolios relative to the book value of the company. The Index provides a meaningful benchmark for the performance of companies in today’s intangible asset-driven economy.
The Patent Index is priced and published by the NYSE Euronext (NYSE: OTPAT) and has been recognized by the exchange as the first major broad market index in 35 years.
About Ocean Tomo, LLC
Ocean Tomo provides innovation driven companies with holistic Opinion Management and Advisory services. Collectively, Ocean Tomo professionals have:
- Successfully closed transactions where disruptive technology played a key role, with cumulative transaction value in excess of $650 million;
- Executed over 750 engagements involving IP worth in excess of $10 billion;
- Conducted over 250 valuation engagements and 300 financial damages expert testimony engagements.
Ocean Tomo assists clients – corporations, law firms, governments and institutional investors – in realizing Intellectual Capital Equity® value broadly defined.