Exploring Intellectual Property at Apple: A Study of Strategy and Patterns

Whether companies use patent portfolios to encourage innovation or to stifle competition, protecting intellectual property (IP) is an important part of corporate strategy. As ktMINE has previously noted, companies rely on patent and trademark infringement litigation to prevent competitors from copying valuable designs and inventions. Apple, in one notable example, has been arguing in court

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

Universal Flu Vaccine a High Priority for Pharma Companies

As spring firmly establishes itself across the U.S. with warmer weather and increased daylight, healthcare workers have finally seen the number of seasonal influenza cases subside. This winter’s 2017-2018 flu season was one of the worst in recent memory, with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reporting over 30,000 confirmed cases of the flu resulting

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