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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Talk Turkey to Me: The Patented Technology Behind Thanksgiving

The average American consumes around 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving. However, that’s just for dinner. If you plan to partake in appetizers, drinks, and desserts that total could rise to a hefty 4,500 calories. While the classic turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and casseroles never seem to change, the technologies behind preparing and serving them are constantly

Rage, the Trademark Thrower

Banksy, the world-famous and still unidentified street artist who has made a habit of shattering expectations and questioning assumptions in the art world, has once again found himself in a trademark dispute. This most recent dispute against Full Colour Black, a contemporary art licensing company that specializes in the commercialization of street art, is characterized

McDonald’s and McDonagh: What the Mac?

Supermac’s is Ireland’s largest fast-food restaurant group, serving an average of 320,000 customers per week. Pat McDonagh, the founder and CEO of Supermac’s, has been trying to expand his company into the rest of Europe since 2014. However, McDonald’s, the ubiquitous fast-food chain, has been in conflict with Supermac’s over trademark and branding issues for