Examining Patent Maintenance Fees

Congratulations! You filed a patent and it was granted. What’s next? Aside from potentially using, licensing, or keeping the innovation within your Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio – don’t forget about patent maintenance fees. As a quick refresher, maintenance fees are payments to ensure one’s granted patents are maintained in force. The USPTO website includes a

TP Minds International 2020

ktMINE recently had the opportunity to participate in the 2020 TP Minds International conference and we want to share our takeaways from the panels. After four days of panels with ideas from experts around the globe – it’s clear that while the world has been forced to slow down, the transfer industry remains active. There

How your functional analysis should inform your benchmarks

Transfer Pricing, when done appropriately, ensures that intercompany transactions are made at arm’s length. As a refresher, arm’s length means when related entities engage in a transaction they must do so as if the transaction is transacted between unrelated parties. This ensures fairness and that appropriate taxes are paid in the correct countries. Practitioners rely