On Thursday, April 19 (10:00am - 12:00pm), Ocean Tomo will be holding a town-hall meeting at Chicago's Swissotel discussing the company's newest venture -- its IP Enterprise Zone (IPEZ) and IP Exchange (IPX).
IPX Chicago is expected to provide a number of tradable products, including equity listings, IP Indexes, IP Backed Bonds and Securities, standardized IP related futures and options, and "patent rich company IPO's." There is also real potential that the exchange will include securities based on the outcome of patent litigation as well as patent prosecution.
Ocean Tomo talks about the revolution in IP Backed Securities as a parallel to the rise in mortgage-backed securities that has continued to drive low lending rates for the past decade.
For those of you out of the loop, Ocean Tomo's IP auction is also being held in Chicago this week.