Author Archives for Ayana Stubblefield

As a Research Analyst at ktMINE, Ayana works with the data team to analyze intellectual property documents and related news data for our IP platform.

University Patent Trends Around the World

By the start of the twenty-first century, 50% of all basic research was credited to universities, some major examples being antibiotics, plastic, and even Google. Patent activity can offer insight into where the top universities (including colleges) across the world have recently been focusing their efforts, both geographically and industrially. The top Cooperative Patent Classification

Agreements on Emerging Technology

Agreements are made for various reasons such as licensing and purchasing patents/assets, developing products, employment and so on. In the ktMINE Agreements App, you can find over 100,000 agreements, each of which has been individually analyzed to showcase a snapshot of relevant information. Among all the types of agreements, of interest to many are those

The Patents Behind the Tech Industry

When we think of modern technology such as phones or computers, we often don’t think about the inner technologies behind the functionality and formation of our favorite products. The average laptop has six basic parts: the random access memory (RAM), hard drive, battery, fan, motherboard, and the central processing unit (CPU). These components working together

How Celebrities Can Protect the Value of their Identity

For most of the working-class, value comes from the ability to perform in a professional setting. However, for celebrities, it’s a different story — their value lies in an indicia of their identity. As public figures, they have the power to influence large portions of the population. Recognizing a celebrity in an advertisement helps consumers