James E. Malackowski

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James E. Malackowski
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Occupation Chairman & CEO
Employer Ocean Tomo, LLC
Location Chicago, IL
Website www.oceantomo.com

James E. Malackowski is the chairman and chief executive officer of Ocean Tomo, LLC, an integrated intellectual capital merchant bank providing valuation, asset and risk management, corporate finance and expert services. In May 2008, Malackowski was named a top intellectual property executive by IP Law & Business Magazine.[1]

Malackowski is also the chairman of Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI) and the president of the Center for Applied Innovation.


Prior to forming Ocean Tomo, he was the president and CEO of IP Equity Management, and the principal and founder of VIGIC Services. He was the president and co-founder of IPC Group from 1988 to 2000, and the chairman and CEO of JEMAN Technologies, Inc. from 1995 to 1999. He began his career with Peterson & Co. as an executive consultant for three years beginning in 1985.[2]

Malackowski has consulted with clients and counsel on business valuation issues as well as all phases of the technology licensing process. He has served as a member of the boards of directors for technology corporations or firms with brand management issues. Malackowski is also a trustee for the National Inventors Hall of Fame and a member of the President’s Council for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. He is a past president of The Licensing Executives Society USA and Canada, Inc., a former director of the International Intellectual Property Institute and a prior resident advisor for the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Information Agency on matters relating to intellectual capital.

He has served as an expert in Federal Court on questions relating to intellectual property economics, including the subject of business valuation. As an inventor, he has nine issued U.S. patents and an even larger number of pending applications.[3]


Malackowski is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Notre Dame, majoring in accountancy and philosophy, and a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.[4]