Author Archives for Megan Rourke

As ktMINE’s lead research analyst, Megan Rourke analyzes intellectual property and licensing data sets to uncover market trends and company innovations. Megan uses this knowledge to provide ktMINE users with actionable insights based on the most up-to-date intellectual property data. As she interacts with these data sets on a daily basis, she knows the in’s and out’s of all things licensing and IP related. Megan has been cited in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and co-authored a report distributed by AutoHarvest.

Did you say there was IP, under my Christmas Tree?

Americans spend around $53 million a year on holiday decor, and while the holiday’s don’t necessarily scream “innovation” there’s market share to be won where products can increase their longevity, safety, and, possibly most importantly, their “wow” factor. While some styles never change, the technology that comprises them is constantly evolving.   Patents in Holiday

What Does Agreement Data Say? Update 2Q 2018

In October of 2017, we performed a year-on-year analysis of Intellectual Property (IP) licensing transactions. The following article replicates the analysis to include all updated information within our database of over 120,000 agreements and 65,000 royalty rates. All data has been normalized so that trends can be highlighted. Royalty Payment Agreement Bases Royalty payments are

U.S. Committee Denies Broadcom Acquisition of Qualcomm Patents

On Monday, President Trump announced that, upon recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), he would block any potential acquisition of Qualcomm by Broadcom on the grounds of national security. It further states: “The Purchaser and Qualcomm shall immediately and permanently abandon the proposed takeover. Immediately upon completion of all