OCEAN TOMO 300® PATENT INDEX (OTPAT) ANNOUNCES NEW CONSTITUENT COMPANIES IN SIXTH YEAR OF TRADING
Guggenheim Ocean Tomo Patent ETF Seeks Investment Results Corresponding to Index
CHICAGO, IL November 1, 2011 – Ocean Tomo, LLC, the Chicago-based provider of diversified intellectual property-related services, announced the reconstitution of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (OTPAT), the only index based on the value of corporate intellectual property.
The Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index is 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. Investment is via the Guggenheim Ocean Tomo Patent ETF (OTP).
“Patent-driven corporate acquisitions are now common. The Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index not only accounts for this rapidly evolving asset class, it also provides a broad indication of companies already holding key intellectual property,” explained James E. Malackowski, Ocean Tomo Chairman and CEO.
Entering its sixth year of publishing the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index, Ocean Tomo acknowledges those companies who have contributed to the performance of the index in all six years including: Baker Hughes Inc, JDS Uniphase Corporation, Pfizer Inc., and Tellabs Inc.
A complete list of the 61 companies qualified every year of publishing the index can be found on the Ocean Tomo Insights Blog.
There are 79 companies contributing to the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index for the first time this year. These companies include: 8×8 Incorporated, KT Corporation, Tesla, Coinstar and Steelcase.
The 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. The Index is licensed to Guggenheim, creator of a family of Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs traded on NYSE Arca, (NYSE: OTP and OTR).
About Ocean Tomo, LLC
Established in 2003, Ocean Tomo, LLC, is the Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm. The company provides financial products and services related to intellectual property, including expert testimony, valuation, research, ratings, investments, risk management strategy and transactions. Ocean Tomo assists clients – corporations, law firms, governments and institutional investors – in realizing Intellectual Capital Equity® value broadly defined.
Headquartered in Chicago, Ocean Tomo has offices in Greenwich, Houston, Orange County, Paris, and San Francisco. Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include: Ocean Tomo Risk Management, LLC; Ocean Tomo Asset Management, LLC; OTI Data Networks, LLC; Patent Marking, LLC; and Ocean Tomo Capital, LLC – publisher of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index family. Ocean Tomo is the founder of the Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI), Inc. as well is the exclusive licensee and distributor of the PatentRatings® system
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