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
COVID-19 has led millions of Americans as well as countless others around the world to suddenly need to work from home. Individuals, companies, and even schools have turned to online conferencing tools in order to conduct business as “usual” and not to mention as a way of engaging with family and friends. Zoom Communications, a
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.
Around the world, people are experiencing social distancing, stay in place orders, and even total lockdowns. Coronavirus has swept around the globe enforcing a new normal. Going to the grocery store is something that many of us are still allowed to do, however, grabbing a cart that could be infected or ensuring you are 6ft
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.