INTA Annual Meeting 2018: A Truly International Affair

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

Patent Searching is Evolving: PIUG 2018

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

Product Updates: Trademarks

Based on user feedback, our in-house technology department has implemented several new trademark focused features within the platform. These new features include: Licensed Trademarks New Trademark Filters, Groupings, and Narrowing Filters Updated Trademark Profiles In addition to these new features, you will notice several aesthetic updates to the platform. Our UX team has been hard

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

Trademark Licensing Intelligence

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

Trade Secrets: Swipe Right to License, Swipe Left to Litigate

In March of this year, the dating app Bumble filed a lawsuit against Tinder’s parent, Match Group, for the allegedly fraudulent acquisition of trade secrets. This comes weeks after Match Group, owner of more than 45 dating apps and websites, began a suit against Bumble for patent infringement of Tinder’s “world-changing, card-swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise.”

First Quarter Round Up

ktMINE has had a busy first quarter. Here are some highlights from the Q1 vIP Newsletter. Be sure to sign up for our blog updates so you never miss out on important ktMINE updates/happenings. Featured News ktMINE Listed on IRS Announcement and Report Concerning APAs 2018 marks the fourth straight year ktMINE has been listed