Last February, the digital contraceptive startup Natural Cycles received EU certification as a legitimate form of contraception. In November, the company received a $30 million investment led by European venture capitalist fund EQT Ventures for further development. The app uses an algorithm that interprets basal body temperature as an indicator of ovulation. Using a thermometer
In the world of academia, technological advancement is not made solely for the pursuit of knowledge. Many universities strive to further develop and commercialize their intellectual property through the process of technology transfer. To further this end, technology transfer offices (TTOs) at universities investigate how best to bring their IP into the public marketplace. TTOs
As the new year begins, we’re rolling out new product features that have been suggested by users to improve their analyses. We rely on feedback from our users, who are experts in their fields, to drive our in-house technology department’s agile development schedule. This round of updates will create efficiencies across the user experience to
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.
Just when there seems to be a lull in the ongoing war of attrition between tech giants Qualcomm vs. Apple, things heat up again. Apple has accused Qualcomm of infringing on more than eight patents relating to power management systems that pre-date patents Qualcomm based their initial infringement case on. Coincidently, at the same time,
Transfer pricing was a hot topic in litigation this past year. Chevron settled a $340 million AUD tax dispute with Australian tax authorities, Amazon and Medtronic won their respective lawsuits against the IRS for millions in back taxes, and the EU targeted Ireland and Luxembourg for illegal state aid of large multinational companies attempting to
ktMINE’s Chief Operating Officer, John Wiora, was among the more than 40 Transfer Pricing leaders that shared their insights at the TP Minds West Coast Conference in San Francisco. Trending TP issues addressed at the conference included BEPS, digital economy taxation, managing risk, and the changing international landscape. Wiora led a breakfast discussion on the
Broadcom has announced a huge, unsolicited bid to buy-out Qualcomm– at $103 billion it would be the largest technology takeover in U.S. history. While Qualcomm has initially rejected the deal offered, Broadcom has suggested that they are open to a hostile takeover. Qualcomm stipulated the bid as “too low” and far undervalues the company and
On November 3, Amazon announced that it would discontinue its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service to regions in nine states. While the service will still operate in major markets such as New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, it will no longer be available in the rest of New York, California, and seven other states.
In September, China and Israel signed a $300 million ‘clean tech’ trade deal that, among other things, would allow Israeli food tech startups to sell lab-grown meat in the country when it becomes available. As the consumer of 28% of the world’s meat, China would inch closer to its goal of cutting meat consumption in