About Us

Mining, organizing and providing access to innovation and intangible asset data since 2008.

Our Mission

Finding useful innovation & intangible asset information in the public domain is difficult. Not only is it scattered and unorganized, there is no obligation for companies to disclose their intangible assets or innovation strategies in their entirety. At ktMINE, we seek to remedy this problem by mining data, organizing it, connecting it and providing hands on access to hard working professionals such as yourself. On top of that, our talented team has created innovative ways to link data sets, revealing previously unseen connections.

Don’t take our word for it. We’d love to chat with you, and we’d definitely love showing off what we work so hard to create.


Our story begins with ktMINE’s founders, a group of economists working day in and out on court cases related to intellectual property valuations. The need for a fast, all-inclusive solution was integral to their success, yet available products just weren’t meeting their needs. To remedy the problem we began creating a database of license agreements and royalty rates. We soon found the combination of human talent and organized, accessible data created a winning equation. This did not go unnoticed, and soon we were being approached by competitors about licensing our database. The rest, as they say, is history. With transparency in mind, we have since expanded our data sets to provide professionals around the world a broader range of intelligence.


Our Team

David R. Jarczyk, CLP
President & CEO

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Pizza addict

Our fearless leader, David has lovingly nurtured ktMINE from idea to conception and beyond. With expertise in transfer pricing services, intellectual property valuations, and competitive intelligence analysis, David has been paramount to the success of the company. Under his leadership, ktMINE has grown from a royalty rate database provider, to the all-encompassing IP databases provider it is today. Did we mention he’s been named to the IAM 300 for the past 5 years?

Credentials: MBA and Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from DePaul University

Memberships: Licensing Executive Society, Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals, and American Bar Association

David regularly presents for organizations and contributes to publications such as:

  • The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)
  • Licensing Executive Society (LES)
  • Les Nouvelles
  • Bloomberg BNA
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Boston University School of Law
  • International Tax Review (ITR)
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Texas A&M University Business School
  • DePaul University Business School
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV)
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA)


L. Michael Taylor
Chief Technology Officer

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Ruined the ending of Breaking Bad season 3 for the entire team while coming up with this fact

The ‘Father’ of ktMINE technology, Mike custom-built the application infrastructure and data mining engine that powers all ktMINE products. As the leader of all technology and development initiatives, Mike oversees everything from back office integration to web application architecture and development. Having previously founded his own company, 83 Systems, Mike has ample experience developing and designing enterprise scale applications.

Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from DePaul University

Christopher Teglia, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer

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Once lived in a known hide-out for Al Capone

Our finance guru, Chris came to ktMINE from Ceteris, having played a pivotal role in executing the growth strategy that ultimately led to the successful sale of the company in 2012. Chris brings his magic touch to ktMINE, managing our general and administrative operations, advising on all strategic decisions, and helping build the infrastructure of the firm. Finance, accounting, human resources? Chris is your man.

Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University

John Wiora
Director of Operations

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Has seen over 1000 bands play live including New Kids on the Block, Pink, Wilco, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, and Sonic Youth.

As Director of Operations, John takes the lead role in making sure the ktMINE machine is a well-oiled one. He also heads up data acquisition, analysis, and implementation. Having researched trends, patterns and relationships surrounding specialized facets of IP intangibles transactions for a broad range of customers, John is well versed in the needs of our broad customer base. Through his work with ktMINE, and his previous life as a transfer pricing professional, John has personally analyzed thousands of IP license agreements. He’s a really fast reader.

Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Marketing from DePaul University



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