Category: IP Strategy & Valuation

In today’s competitive landscape, intellectual property intelligence is critical for transaction strategies and valuation. Emerging and intersecting technology landscapes are becoming increasingly complex. That’s why our team of IP data experts are dedicated to sharing insights. From patent court case to technology trends, visit the ktMINE IP Strategy & Valuation blog for education and news.

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Did you say there was IP, under my Christmas Tree?

Americans spend around $53 million a year on holiday decor, and while the holiday’s don’t necessarily scream “innovation” there’s market share to be won where products can increase their longevity, safety, and, possibly most importantly, their “wow” factor. While some styles never change, the technology that comprises them is constantly evolving.   Patents in Holiday

Corporate Cannabis: One-Hitter or Here to Stay?

This is the second installment in our Cannabis series. In Part I, we discussed the marijuana IP landscape in general and explored trademarks in the industry. In this post, we investigate the potential movement of Big Pharma and multinational agricultural corporations into the cannabis space.    Patents as Indicators of Corporate Priorities Patent data can

Are Patents Relevant in the Fashion Industry?

Brand recognition is one of the most influential factors in a consumer’s decision about which products to buy, and how much money to spend. Branding allows for quick judgments of appearance and presumed quality of a product. Fashion companies, in particular, rely heavily on branding, as the look and feel of apparel are usually what

The Music Modernization Act

The September 18th passage of the Music Modernization Act and its provision for the creation of a mechanical licensing database, signal the increasing importance of big data analytics and data retrieval to the music industry. This mechanical licensing database paid for by interactive streaming services, will link compositions to recordings allowing for the seamless identification

Cannabis: IP Issues in a Budding U.S. Industry

Recommended reading: From ‘sativa’ to ‘CBD,’ common cannabis terms you need to know, via CTV News, Canada Canada is already facing many challenges after their recent legalization of cannabis last week, including a significant shortage of product and uncertainties about border policies with the United States. Uruguay, which in 2013 became the first country to

So You Want to Found an AI Startup…

AI or artificial intelligence is an increasingly popular buzzword. With figures like Elon Musk weighing in that “A.I. is far more dangerous than nukes.” you could be forgiven for assuming that artificial intelligence is the most important question of our time. Other visionaries like Bill Gates take a much more optimistic stance. Gates is quoted as saying,

Examining the Future of Genetics Research

Why DNA Ancestry Testing Matters for You, Your Dog, and All Life on Earth Advances in DNA testing technology are driving discovery, innovation, and growth for businesses as well as academic and government institutions in genomics and related fields. Currently, researchers are planning the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), with the objective of creating an “open

Digging into Uber’s Strategy Through Trademarks

Recently, blogs and online news sources have engaged in speculation over the future trajectory of Uber. Is it a ride-sharing company? A delivery service? A freight carrier? The media outlets once devoted to articles rehashing the latest scandal of former CEO Travis Kalanick are now placing bets on the likelihood that Uber is actually tomorrow’s