The future of the intellectual property marketplace

Jim Malackowski of Ocean Tomo outlines the past, present and future of the IP marketplace

Jim Malackowski, Chairman and CEO of Ocean Tomo

Historians have a tendency to track eras. Whether it’s the dead ball/lively ball eras of baseball or the golden and silver ages of comic books, specialists in a field love to codify time periods long past. It helps us examine what the future may hold. And, at the ninth annual “Best Practices in Patent Monetization” seminar, Jim Malackowski of Ocean Tomo did indeed mark the past trends in the IP marketplace even as he mapped out the future.

Malackowski outlined eras such as the period of “Feudal Lords,” the “Rise of the Intermediaries” and the “Age of the Golden Rule,” as he tracked the progress of the IP marketplace from the 1970s to the 21st century. Then, he set out to explain how Ocean Tomo seeks to bring rationality to the marketplace, and how it has developed tools to do just that. 

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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