In part two, we talked about the importance of bankruptcies as asset transfer indicators and discussed the available options banks may have when contemplating the monetization of IP assets. In part three, we will wrap up this series with a discussion of cash and debt data when combined with patent data may serve to identify
From part one, we observed that during the past decade, banks have amassed impressive patent portfolios. In part two, we will look at other data sets to examine options that banks may explore when transacting patents. Bankruptcy is a definitive indicator of financial performance and may forecast the transfer of IP assets. In 2019, bankruptcies
From some recent analysis of our data for the IAM/ktMINE Patent 1000, we noticed that banks are holding more patents these days. We decided to dive deeper into these holdings and to ask the following questions: What are the trends? Where did they come from? What might they do with them? Who might benefit or
This is the second installment in our personal protective equipment innovation series. In part one, we discussed the evolution of face masks and gloves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods of Increasing Hand Sanitization Health protection products have been around long before COVID-19, and among them all, hand sanitizer is likely the most prevalent because
Consumer activity is a known indicator for the state of an economy, therefore the sectors of the market where consumers prioritize their income can add color to an economic narrative. Today, the effect of people shifting focus to health and livelihood indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen already. As a result, one
Today, 4/20, is an unofficial holiday started by Grateful Dead fans in the 90s. Its roots go back to a group of marijuana smokers in the 70s, who would meet at 4:20 pm to partake. The stay-at-home orders in place to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus are changing traditional 4/20 celebrations, and experts are
In light of the onset of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a lot of information is circulating around the novel illness. In particular, there is confusion on whether patent ownership of a disease-causing agent is allowed. As explained in the following article, patents associated with a virus are often regarding a treatment, not the virus itself.
This is the final installment in our series highlighting the different areas to investigate in an effort to strengthen your company’s IP research strategy. In parts one, two, three, and four we covered the importance of analyzing emerging technologies, transacted and licensed technologies as well as emerging brands. In this post, we discuss how analyzing
This is the fourth installment in our series highlighting the different areas to investigate in an effort to strengthen your company’s IP research strategy. In parts one, two, and three, we covered the importance of analyzing emerging, transacted, and licensed technologies. In this post, discuss how emerging brands can play a role in the success
This is the third installment in our series highlighting the different areas to investigate in an effort to strengthen your company’s IP research strategy. In parts one and two, we discussed the importance of analyzing emerging technologies as well as transacted technologies. In this post, we shift gears a little and talk about licensed technologies.