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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

IPBC 2019: IP in the 5G Era

IPBC Global was held on June 16 to the 18th in Boston, Massachusetts, hosting senior IP business leaders from around the world. Eric Podlogar, IP Strategy and Valuation Market Lead and Kim Swanson, Director of Sales, attended the event.   Keynote Highlights IPBC was formally kicked off with a keynote from Maria Varsellona, the soon

BIO International: The long-term importance of IP

The BIO International Convention was held on June 3rd through the 6th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hosting 1,100 biotechnology-related companies from across over 30 nations. Eric Podlogar, IP Strategy and Valuation Market Lead and Kim Swanson, Director of Sales, attended the event. We approached the vast Pennsylvania Convention Center before the conference opened, and even then

Chicago Tech Company ktMINE Introduces Reimagined Search Application to the Market

After more than ten years and working with thousands of users, ktMINE has fully reimagined the IP Search App within its suite of Intellectual Property (IP) data products. The Search App is a powerful research tool that goes beyond the standard methodology of using public databases and search engines to inform strategic business decisions. The App