Dr. Elvir Causevic leads Ocean Tomo’s Strategic Advisory Services practice. He advises innovative enterprises on cost-effective strategic management of their intellectual assets, and creates monetization and transaction strategies for maximum value creation. Prior to Ocean Tomo, over the past 18 years he founded and ran several industrial, medical, and high technology companies. He received over $1.5 million in government grants and contracts from DoD, NIH, and the EU, and raised over $50 million dollars in premier venture capital for his businesses and products, two of which were ultimately acquired by Fortune 500s.
Passionate about intellectual property, Dr. Causevic built blocking IP portfolios in various fields, and executed many profitable IP transactions. He served as an independent expert in patent litigations, including CAFC and USPTO interference proceedings, with Masimo v. Nellcor-Tyco settling at $330 million. Over the years, Dr. Causevic led a series of high visibility innovation and IP projects and collaborations with small and medium enterprises, global corporations, universities, NIST, NASA, DoE-NREL, and the OECD.
Dr. Causevic has over 20 patents and patent applications, and numerous scientific publications. He began his academic career as a “J.W. Gibbs Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics” at Yale University, followed by other academic appointments in engineering and graduate business/economics programs. He has been an invited speaker on innovation for national and corporate audiences (at the U.S. Senate, IBM Research, Microsoft Research, IEEE, OECD, etc.) and has appeared in leading business media in the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Causevic holds B.S., M.S. and Doctor of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and is a Senior IEEE member with active technical committee and peer-review engagements.