Intellectual Property Expert Shelly Irvine Joins Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held

Intellectual property litigation and strategy expert Shelly Irvine joins Ocean Tomo to lead and expand the San Francisco Office.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held, welcomes intellectual property (IP) expert Shelly Irvine. Ms. Irvine will lead the San Francisco office, expanding financial expert opinion, strategy consulting, and transaction advisory client service on matters involving intellectual property and other intangible assets.

Ocean Tomo Founder and Senior Managing Director James E. Malackowski identifies significant synergies between Shelly’s client work across the firm. Ms. Irvine shares, “I truly believe that having a practice that balances hands-on IP strategy consulting, licensing, and valuation with testifying on IP damages makes for a more credible and well-rounded witness.”

Ms. Irvine has testified in federal and state court related to claimed damages for patent, copyright, and trademark infringement actions on many occasions. Ms. Irvine is skilled at navigating current and evolving case law when evaluating economic damages, including the lost profits framework/ Panduit analyses, apportionment, the analytical approach, comparable licenses, and issues related to extraterritorial damages.

Ms. Irvine’s emphasis on IP-centric consulting bolsters her testifying practice by giving her practical “in the trenches” experience across many industries and technologies. Situated near Silicon Valley, Ms. Irvine has advised dozens of companies and private equity/VCs in IP strategy, valuation, and protection. Her work includes preparing business plans, benchmarking and best practices, valuation for the purposes of a buy/sell or financing event, commercialization/value extraction strategies (including through partnerships and joint ventures). Ms. Irvine has been retained in numerous consulting engagements to develop FRAND rates for their standards-essential patent portfolios and negotiate license agreement terms.

Ms. Irvine is a member of the USC Intellectual Property Institute, ChIPs, and the Licensing Executives Society USA/Canada, where she co-chairs the Internet of Things (IoT) committee. She will attend the LES USA/Canada Annual meeting in San Francisco from October 16-19, 2022 and, the ChIPs Annual Global Summit taking place on October 26-28, 2022.

Later this month, Ms. Irvine will moderate a panel discussion during the 2022 Global FRAND & SEP Symposium. Judges, government officials, and leading professionals from three continents will explore this high-stakes topic under one roof to help participants sharpen their skills and understanding of SEP and FRAND-related issues. On October 21, 2022

, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, Shelly’s panel will discuss and debate whether traditional models for licensing standards-essential patents apply in the Internet of Things era. Learn more about the event by visiting: The conference will be recorded for on-demand viewing from October 22-30, 2022.

About Ocean Tomo

Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held, provides Expert Opinion, Management Consulting, and Advisory services focused on matters involving intellectual property (IP) and other intangible assets. Practice offerings address economic damage calculations and testimony; business licensing strategy and contract interpretation; trade secret reasonable measures; asset and business valuation; strategy and risk management consulting; merger and acquisition advisory; debt and equity private placement; and IP brokerage.

Ocean Tomo experts are routinely qualified in U.S. courts, international courts, and arbitration tribunals on questions relating to intellectual property economics. The firm’s professionals have provided expert opinions on IP valuation, reasonable royalty, lost profits, price erosion, commercial success, corrective advertising, creditor allocations, business licensing terms including RAND obligations, venture financing, and equities of a potential injunction. The firm’s experience extends to commercial disputes, domestic and foreign, as well as policy issues affecting international technology transfer and economic matters before the International Trade Commission.

Intangible assets comprise 90 percent of business value but are subject to significant impairment due to enterprise and regulatory compliance risk. Our services are built upon more than three decades of experience assessing intellectual property in the most rigorous of venues.

Subsidiaries of the firm include Ocean Tomo Investments Group, LLC, a registered broker-dealer. As a part of J.S. Held, Ocean Tomo works alongside more than 1500 professionals globally and assists clients – corporations, insurers, law firms, governments, and institutional investors – on complex technical, scientific, and financial matters across all assets and value at risk.

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Kristi L Stathis, Ocean Tomo, +1 773 294 4360,


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