As the 2019 PIUG Annual Conference approaches, we wanted to take a quick look back to see how the IP landscape has changed since PIUG 2018. Last year, we discussed how many organizations were being asked to do more with less, and how issues associated with the availability of data were surpassed by issues
The International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting is one of the largest conferences dedicated to trademarks and other intellectual property (IP). Held in Seattle, Washington this year, the conference hosted over 10,900 attendees (the largest ever in its 140-year history), and over 160 exhibitors from over 150 different countries. INTA is very much an international
From Saturday, May 5th through Thursday, May 10th, 2018, Eric Podlogar, ktMINE’s IP Strategy & Valuation Market Lead, joined nearly 300 attendees at the Annual Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. PIUG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “supporting, assisting and enhancing” efforts associated with the “retrieval, analysis and dissemination of patent
Before you enter into any trademark negotiation, it pays to be well-prepared. Arming yourself with thorough intelligence will go a long way during the engagement. Unfortunately, the information necessary for these types of transactions can be very difficult to access. In some instances, the discussion topic is complex, nuanced, or so narrow that the supporting
From Sunday, February 18th through Wednesday, February 21st, Eric Podlogar, ktMINE’s IP Strategy & Valuation Market Lead, and Courtney Conn, ktMINE’s Business Development Consultant, joined over 1,700 attendees at the Annual Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The annual meeting brought together over 800 organizations from over 30 countries around the
ktMINE’s IP Strategy & Valuation lead, Eric Podlogar participated at IP Counsel Exchange on December 7th in New York City. To highlight the successful and innovative strategic alliance between Wolters Kluwer and ktMINE, Eric, along with Wolters Kluwer’s IP specialist, Michelle Virzi, presented a demonstration of the new solutions developed specifically for IP legal professionals.
Aggregated royalty rate data demonstrates that royalty payment agreement bases are becoming more diverse. In addition, several trends around the industries making royalty rate transactions indicate changes in the marketplace.
Last year, we observed that the number of patent litigations grew year over year from 2014 to 2015. However, this trend reversed dramatically over the past year with 2016 seeing the lowest patent litigation activity since 2011. This may indicate that the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) has finally taken full effect, and may also