Using Ocean Tomo’s Proprietary PatentRatings® System World’s Most Inventive Companies Are Ranked Based on Patent Quality, Not Quantity
Chicago, IL (PRWeb) January 19, 2010-- Ocean Tomo, LLC, the Chicago-based Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc® firm, announced the results of a proprietary study performed for Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
The study, which ranks the 25 companies with the Most Valuable Patent Portfolios, was performed using the Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® system. This proprietary web-based platform (U.S. Patent No. 6,556,992) calculated the relative quality of patents issued by the world’s 1,000 largest companies (by revenue). “Ranking companies based on their patent value is critical, as not all patents are created equally,” states Jonathan Barney, PatentRatings® system inventor and Ocean Tomo Managing Director, “Simply counting how many patents a firm holds can lead to a very misleading view.”
The Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® study conducted for Bloomberg BusinessWeek suggests that companies holding high quality patents do indeed shape their respective industries. “Patents are one of the most reliable and critical indicators of a company’s strategic intent,” says James E. Malackowski, President and CEO of Ocean Tomo. “Furthermore, companies holding valuable patents in sufficient quantity are likely to shape industry direction and outperform their peers with respect to equity returns.” Malackowski cites the strong performance of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (NYSE Euronext: OTPAT) and related Exchange Traded Fund (NYSE Arca: OTP) as support for the firm’s conclusions. "The ultimate value of a patent portfolio is not th
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