Intellectual Property Blog: IP News & IP Data Trends

Predicting Your Competitor’s Innovation Strategy

Authored by David R. Jarczyk, this article outlines the various IP types and connections competitive intelligence professionals can utlize to predict their competitor’s innovation strategy. Historically, understanding a competitor’s innovation strategy involved significant time spent researching patent portfolios. The resulting visualizations and graphs, although impressive, offered little useable information. Even if some light was shown on… View Article

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ktMINE OECD Compliance: Legal Ownership

Taxpayers and practitioners should determine legal ownership in order to inventory the intangibles under analysis, and to provide a starting point in determining economic ownership/benefit. Intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and license agreements, can be abundant for any single entity. Action 8 under BEPS plan of the Guidance on Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles, acknowledges this… View Article

ktMINE OECD Compliance: Independant License Structures

Taxpayers and practitioners should, at minimum, review market transactions to understand how independent parties structure licensing deals. If the tested transaction does not follow suit, one should also be prepared to discuss why, and the impact on arm’s length pricing. Action 8 under OECD BEPS plan, found in the most recent update of the Guidance… View Article

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ktMINE OECD Compliance: CUPs

Taxpayers and practitioners should be looking for the existence of CUPs. The CUP or CUT method remains a preferred method for any transfer pricing analysis. However, the very existence and subsequent availability of comparable documents has been considered a myth. At ktMINE, we know this is far from the truth. The OECD acknowledges their existence… View Article

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Drivers of IP value – the most active companies in intellectual property revisited

Authored by David R. Jarczyk, John Wiora and Danielle Lambert. Findings previously presented in issue 61 of IAM dispelled the myth that patent count is the only information needed for a strong and valuable IP portfolio. This year, an update of that research is taken further by providing examples of IP portfolio management and the gathering of competitive intelligence. Versions Published… View Article

OECD Action 8 and the Need for Market Data

Authored by David R. Jarczyk, this article discusses the September 2014 updates to the OECD Guidance on Transfer Aspects of Intangibles, specifically Action 8 under OECD BEPS plan and the need for market data beyond royalty rates.  Versions Published: October 7, 2014 TP Week, International Tax Review Read Full Article

Announcing the Launch of ktMINE Commercialization Wizard

Through our work with technology transfer, commercialization and licensing professionals, ktMINE announces the launch of our newest App, Commercialization Wizard. Developed to bridge the gap between technology and commercialization, ktMINE Commercialization Wizard increases the probability of successfully commercializing any technology by answering three important questions: Who are the market participants currently involved with licensing in or out of… View Article

Technology Interview

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide innovative IP research solutions to IP professionals such as yourself. Consequently, we are constantly seeking ways to use the newest technology to make your life easier. If you have ever wondered how technology intersects with IP big data, or ktMINE uses technology to connect this data, take a look at… View Article

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