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Our intellectual property (IP) experts at Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held, help clients to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their IP functions.

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We provide process and policy reviews related to innovation and invention capture, patent strategy and decision management processes, confidential information handling and trade secrets reasonable measures, as well as information and decision tools to support effective and timely decision making and help to reduce budgetary pressures.

Our Services
  • Analytics, Information Management & Commercialization Options
  • Competitive Assessments
  • Executive, Investor & Board Member Engagement
  • IP Analytics & Reporting
  • IP Go/No-Go Decision Support
  • Management Training
  • Ongoing IP Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio & Business Alignment Assessments
  • Process & Policy Reviews
Our Subject Matter Experts
  • Accredited Business Valuation Experts
  • Certified Licensing Professionals
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Economists
  • Intellectual Property Valuation Experts
  • Testifying Experts
Our Clients
  • Boards of Directors
  • C-Suite Executives (CEO, CIPO, CTO)
  • Fortune 1000 Companies
  • General Counsel
  • Laboratories
  • Small & Middle Market Companies
  • Public Companies
  • Start-Ups
  • University Technology Managers
Featured Engagement:
Fortune 500 Medical Device Company

A Fortune 500 medical device company in the process of changing its innovation culture hired new intellectual property (IP) management to restructure the IP law group.

Ocean Tomo was retained to assist the company in redefining its IP strategy. We provided strategic consulting focused on an:

  • Assessment of its current IP management practices
  • Inventory of its IP holdings
  • Alignment of its products to its patents
  • Analysis of its competitors across multiple product segments, with periodic updates of those competitors’ activities.

Our team encouraged increased internal patenting efforts through engineer training, jump-start disclosure sessions, and by developing an innovation reward program. Particular emphasis was placed on patenting in key long-term business lines. Further, we identified mismatches in the client’s patent portfolio where the patents did not appear to be in line with their business objectives. Since these patents did not appear to contribute to their bottom line and forward looking strategic vision, Ocean Tomo recommended selling these assets not essential to particular businesses.

Featured Engagement:
High Performance Computing Manufacturer

A leader in the high-performance computing industry was undergoing operational restructuring. The company desired to better understand the types of technologies covered by its patent portfolio, the portfolio’s strengths and weaknesses relative to other industry participants, and how the portfolio could be used to support current and future business lines, including through monetization and acquisition of IP rights.

The company retained our team to assist in developing and executing a strategic assessment of its IP. To help the client meet its goal, Ocean Tomo analyzed the client’s patent portfolio, its corporate strategy, and the market environment in which it operated. We provided an assessment of the quality of the patents in the client’s portfolio and other related patent portfolios. We then provided an analysis of the IP environment around the client’s patents, including a survey of IP litigation in the related technology areas, and assessment of relevant licensing and IP-driven M&A transactions. Taking a step back from IP, we provided an analysis of the markets in which the client operated, including market research to gauge the approximate market size of the products related to the potential monetization strategies we developed. Finally, we provided an analysis of various risks involved in potential monetization strategies (litigation blowback, client, vendor, ecosystem, reputation and other risks).

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