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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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

University Patent Trends Around the World

By the start of the twenty-first century, 50% of all basic research was credited to universities, some major examples being antibiotics, plastic, and even Google. Patent activity can offer insight into where the top universities (including colleges) across the world have recently been focusing their efforts, both geographically and industrially. The top Cooperative Patent Classification