Ocean Tomo professionals are available to speak on a wide range of intellectual property issues and industry sectors. If you are a member of the news media and would like to request information about the firm, a spokesperson for a story or a speaker for an event, please contact Kristi Stathis at +1 312.377.4862 or kstathis@oceantomo.com.

APRIL 3, 2014

Ocean Tomo Prepares Study of Illinois Patent Quality for Crain’s Chicago Business Eureka Index

DECEMBER 9, 2013

Ocean Tomo Prepares Patent Power Index Exclusively for Crain’s Cleveland Business

MAY 5, 2013

Ocean Tomo Releases Annual Study of Patent Quality Trends Among US Patent Classes

APRIL 26, 2012

Ocean Tomo releases the 2011 Patent Quality Inventor Study on World IP Day

JUNE 25, 2012

Ocean Tomo Study Ranks Top 25 Most Inventive Illinois Companies In 2011 For Crain’s Chicago Business

JULY 19, 2011

Recent Market Focus On Industry Leading Patent Portfolios Informed By Ocean Tomo USPC Patent Quality Benchmark Study


Co-authored article by James E. Malackowski & Ian D. McClure in Landslide

APRIL 26, 2011

Ocean Tomo PatentRatings Releases Patent Quality Inventor Study on World Intellectual Property Day

April 6, 2011

Google's Stalking Horse Bid – Another Example of Being One Step Ahead of the Crowd

There are roughly 114 assets, including both issued patents and applications within the Nortel portfolio of approximately 6,000 that pertain to LTE-enabled handsets and infrastructure. The U.S. issued patents studied by Ocean Tomo (58 in total) fall into six primary classifications, with the majority in three: Multiplex Communications, Pulse or Digital Communications, and Telecommunications. The 58 issued U.S. patents are of above average quality with an average Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® IPQ® score of 127 (with 100 being average).

April 4, 2011

Ocean Tomo Announces Results of Annual Intangible Asset Market Value Study

Ocean Tomo, LLC, the nation’s premiere Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm, issued findings from its annual study of the composition of equity market value. In 2010, the implied intangible asset value of the S&P 500 reached 80%, slightly down from 81% in 2009, despite a 3.5% drop in total R&D spending among the world’s top innovators.

January 4, 2011

CAFC Opinion on 25% Rule

A Federal Circuit panel comprised of Chief Judge Rader and Circuit Judges Linn and Moore held today in Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. that:

“This court now holds as a matter of Federal Circuit law that the 25 percent rule of thumb is a fundamentally flawed tool for determining a baseline royalty rate in a hypothetical negotiation. Evidence relying on the 25 percent rule of thumb is thus inadmissible under Daubert and the Federal Rules of Evidence, because it fails to tie a reasonable royalty base to the facts of the case at issue.” (p. 41)

December 2010

False Marking Cases

A database of all false marking cases August 2000 - December 2, 2010. This list includes all related patent and product information, as well as the basis for claim for each case.

March/April 2010

Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® ranked law firms based on the quality of patents they have prosecuted on behalf of their clients.

January 2010

Ocean Tomo Patentratings Ranked the World's 25 Most Inventive Companies for Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

November/December 2008

Chasing Moseley’s Ghost: Dilution Surveys Under the Trademark Dilution Revision Act

The Trademark Reporter: The Law Journal of the International Trademark Association

November/December 2008

A New Era in IP Licensing: The Unit License Right Program

The Licensing Journal

December 2008

"It’s Not the Car: It’s the Technology Which Drives It"

James E. Malackowski

June 2008

What Is Patent Quality?

James E. Malackowski and Jonathan A. Barney
les Nouvelles (published by the Licensing Executives Soceity International)

April/May 2008

Quality is the key to a bright patent future

Jonathan A. Barney
IAM Magazine

September 2007

Intellectual Property as National Policy

James E. Malackowski
IP LAW 360

June/July 2007

Clearing the Underbrush

Cameron Gray
IAM Magazine

February 2007

The Intellectual Property Marketplace: Emerging Transaction and Investment Vehicles

James E. Malackowski, Keith Cardoza, Cameron Gray and Rick Conroy
The Licensing Journal

October/November 2006

The quality conundrum

Jonathan A. Barney
IAM Magazine

October 2006

This Too Shall Pass

James E. Malackowski and Fred Floberg
Managing Intellectual Property magazine/Americas IP Focus

September 2006

The Intellectual Property Marketplace: Past, Present and Future

James E. Malackowski

Autumn 2006

Should You Auction Your IP Rights?

Raymond Millien
IP Review

May 2006

Surveys in Patent Cases

Krista Holt, Mike Milani and John Mallonee
Patent Strategy & Management

December 2004

Using Intellectual Property to Grow

The Beacon (Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center)

November 2004

Patent Cross-Licenses: A Financial Asset Hedge

Patent Strategy & Management

October 2004

Managing IP Value at Risk (Part Two of a Two-Part Series)

Patent Strategy & Management

September 2004

Managing IP Value at Risk (Part One of a Two-Part Series)

Patent Strategy & Management

September 2004

Patent pools - the 80% solution

IAM Magazine

August 2004

Generating Cash From A Patent Portfolio: An Overview

Patent Strategy & Management

June 2004

Federal Circuit Damages Decision Emphasizes the Importance of Sound Economic Models

IP Review, McDermott Will & Emery

April/May 2004

Patents: the 'anti-risk' business?

IAM Magazine