Ocean Tomo Expands Research Business Globally; Questel to Power All Firm Patent and Data Products

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Ocean Tomo, LLC, the Chicago based Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc® firm, and Questel SAS, the well known Intellectual Property Information service provider, announced that they have entered into an agreement that provides Ocean Tomo immediate access to worldwide patent data, supplied by Questel, as part of Ocean Tomo’s planned global rollout of Research products, including Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® 2.0 software, the PatentMarking™ notification platform, and OTI.com, which provides global IP market data.

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The agreement provides Ocean Tomo access to one of the most robust patent datasets in the industry

Ocean Tomo, LLC, the Chicago based Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc® firm, and Questel SAS, the well known Intellectual Property Information service provider, announced that they have entered into an agreement that provides Ocean Tomo immediate access to worldwide patent data, supplied by Questel, as part of Ocean Tomo’s planned global rollout of Research products, including Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® 2.0 software, the PatentMarking™ notification platform, and OTI.com, which provides global IP market data.

“The agreement provides Ocean Tomo access to one of the most robust patent datasets in the industry,” states Ocean Tomo President and CEO, James E. Malackowski. “Our relationship with Questel allows us to more quickly replicate our US Research offerings in each of the major patent jurisdictions.”
“Ocean Tomo is without doubt the most innovative and impactful IP market maker,” notes Questel’s Chief Executive, Charles Besson. “We are thrilled to have them as a client, and are proud that they recognize their products as powered by Questel data.”

“Securing consistent data from one partner creates new product opportunities across our network,” observes Jason Cohen, Chief Technology Officer of Ocean Tomo. Mr. Cohen adds, “Through the diligence process, Questel proved that they were the right partner for us with a clear understanding of what we were trying to accomplish.” Ocean Tomo will immediately begin to integrate the Questel data into its Research-related products and services.

The agreement will further facilitate Ocean Tomo’s current expansion of the Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® 2.0 software system, beyond US-issued patents, to a truly global platform. The PatentRatings® 2.0 system is the first proven, equity market-validated software platform for objectively assessing patent quality, relative valuation, and competitive trends. Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® 2.0 system provides standard reports and customized data solutions though annual subscription which deliver actionable data to companies, investors, bankers, attorneys and other intellectual property professionals.

About Ocean Tomo, LLC:
Established in 2003, Ocean Tomo, LLC (http://www.OceanTomo.com) is the leading Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc® firm. The company provides financial products and services related to Intellectual Property financial expert testimony, valuations, investments, risk management and transactions. Headquartered in Chicago, Ocean Tomo has offices in Greenwich, Orange County and San Francisco. Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include: Ocean Tomo Asset Management, LLC; and Ocean Tomo Capital, LLC – publisher of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (NYSE Euronext: OTPAT), the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Growth Index (NYSE Euronext: OTPATG) and the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Value Index (NYSE Euronext: OTPATV).

About Questel:
Questel (http://www.Questel.com) has been focusing on its core business, Intellectual Property, for more than 30 years. Our worldwide recognized expertise is the result of privileged relationships with our customers and partners, and a constant integration of their needs in our offering.

Our company is the result of the merging 10 years ago of Questel, a European-based company, and Orbit, a US-based company. Both companies also had a solid basis in Asia and Oceania. Lately, Questel has acquired DigiPat, Edital, DesignFinder, and The Patent People. Questel also invested in Lingway, a text-mining company that develops specialized solutions based on powerful multilingual semantic tools.

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