Category: Intellectual Property Trends

Using ktMINE intellectual property data and analytics, our analysts share insights on current IP trends. Linked IP transaction and patent data reveal invaluable information on market trends.  Following recent news, we explore companies’ innovation and transaction strategies based on their IP activity.

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Agreements on Emerging Technology

Agreements are made for various reasons such as licensing and purchasing patents/assets, developing products, employment and so on. In the ktMINE Agreements App, you can find over 100,000 agreements, each of which has been individually analyzed to showcase a snapshot of relevant information. Among all the types of agreements, of interest to many are those

The Automotive Revolution

What do patent filings reveal about the race to fully autonomous vehicles? We have explored various potential technological innovations in the auto industry in a previous post, but here we will look more specifically at patent filings related to self-driving cars. These patents can help provide a better understanding of the diverse challenges facing autonomous-vehicle

Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrency

Ever since 2008 when Satoshi Nakamoto’s mysterious white paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” was first published, blockchain has been making endless appearances in tech blogs everywhere. A lot of claims have been made about how blockchain will change the world, but some are speculating that blockchain might be sinking into the trough of

The Patents Behind the Tech Industry

When we think of modern technology such as phones or computers, we often don’t think about the inner technologies behind the functionality and formation of our favorite products. The average laptop has six basic parts: the random access memory (RAM), hard drive, battery, fan, motherboard, and the central processing unit (CPU). These components working together

Virtual Reality Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Though people often associate virtual reality (VR) with cyberpunk, futuristic dystopias, or flashy consumer tech, the ideas behind VR aren’t exactly new. Attempts at designing mechanical devices that were the Oculus Rift of their era took place at least as early as the 1950s, and the concept of alternative realities overriding the everyday world of