Moderator: James E. Malackowski

Moderator: James E. Malackowski

Chairman & CEO, Ocean Tomo

James E. Malackowski is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Tomo, LLC, the Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm providing industry leading financial products and services related to intellectual property including financial expert testimony, valuation, strategy consulting, patent analytics, investment management and transaction brokerage. Ocean Tomo assists clients – corporations, law firms, governments and institutional investors – in realizing Intellectual Capital Equity,® value broadly defined. Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include Ocean Tomo Investments Group, LLC, a registered broker dealer.

Mr. Malackowski is a founding and continuous member of the IP Hall of Fame Academy. He has been recognized annually since 2007 by leading industry publications as one of the ‘World’s Leading IP Strategists’. Significantly, Mr. Malackowski is listed among “50 Under 45” by IP Law & Business™; included in the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of 50 Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers; and, named as one of “The Most Influential People in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property™. Mr. Malackowski was named as 1 of 50 individuals, companies and institutions that framed the first 50 issues of IAM Magazine as well as 1 of 60 leading global Economics Expert Witnesses by the same publication in 2014. In 2011 Mr. Malackowski was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of less than twenty members of the Network of Global Agenda Councils to focus on questions of IP policy. In 2013 he was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration.

Mr. Malackowski has advised clients and counsel on business valuation issues as well as all phases of the technology transfer process. He has substantial experience as a Board Director for leading technology corporations and research organizations as well as companies with critical brand management issues. He is Past President of The Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. as well as its largest chapter, LES USA & Canada, Inc. Today, Mr. Malackowski focuses his non-for-profit efforts with organizations leveraging science and innovation for the benefit of children, including those located in lesser developed countries. He is a Director of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute and has served since 2002 as a Trustee or Director of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc., an organization providing summer enrichment programs for more than 200,000 students annually.

Mr. Malackowski is a frequent speaker on emerging technology markets and related financial measures. He has addressed mass media audiences including Bloomberg Morning Call, Bloomberg Evening Market Pulse, Bloomberg Final Word, CNBC Closing Bell, CNBC On the Money, CNBC Street Signs, CBS News Radio and Fox Business National Television as well as other recognized news-based internet video channels. Mr. Malackowski is a judge on behalf of the Illinois Technology Association’s CityLIGHTS™ Innovation Awards program and has also appeared as a judge on PBS’s Everyday Edisons.

On more than fifty occasions, Mr. Malackowski has served as an expert in U.S. Federal Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, State Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice or the International Trade Commission on questions relating to intellectual property economics including the subject of business valuation, reasonable royalty, lost profits, price erosion, commercial success, corrective advertising, creditor allocations, Hatch Waxman Act market exclusivity, business significance of licensing terms including RAND obligations, and equities of a potential injunction. As an inventor, Mr. Malackowski has more than twenty issued U.S. patents. He is a frequent instructor for graduate studies on IP management and markets and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame majoring in accountancy and philosophy. Mr. Malackowski is Certified in Financial Forensics, a Certified Licensing Professional and a Registered Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.

I5: Emerging Developments at the Intersection of IP, Blockchain and Cyptocurrency

America’s Cup C/D

Expanding on the introduction of the opportunities and risks surrounding blockchain, this workshop will discuss specific patent and copyright cryptocurrency offers as well as the use of blockchain to record licensing transactions. The panel will also share who is accumulating their own portfolio of related patents and the latest in the sale of such portfolios