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Based on user feedback, our in-house technology department has implemented several new trademark focused features within the platform. These new features include: Licensed Trademarks New Trademark Filters, Groupings, and Narrowing Filters Updated Trademark Profiles In addition to these new features, you will notice several aesthetic updates to the platform. Our UX team has been hard

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In October of 2017, we performed a year-on-year analysis of Intellectual Property (IP) licensing transactions. The following article replicates the analysis to include all updated information within our database of over 120,000 agreements and 65,000 royalty rates. All data has been normalized so that trends can be highlighted. Royalty Payment Agreement Bases Royalty payments are

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ktMINE Blog by Eric Podlogar - 2w ago

Before you enter into any trademark negotiation, it pays to be well-prepared. Arming yourself with thorough intelligence will go a long way during the engagement. Unfortunately, the information necessary for these types of transactions can be very difficult to access. In some instances the discussion topic is complex, nuanced, or so narrow that the supporting

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Prior to the Patent Act of 1790, only men were permitted to author patents. In the centuries that have followed, the door has been opened for women to legally take credit for their innovations. Even so, women in America trail behind men in terms of patent holding. According to a study done by Yale earlier

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In March of this year, the dating app Bumble filed a lawsuit against Tinder’s parent, Match Group, for the allegedly fraudulent acquisition of trade secrets. This comes weeks after Match Group, owner of more than 45 dating apps and websites, began a suit against Bumble for patent infringement of Tinder’s “world-changing, card-swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise.”

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In the world of IP, work can also be play. Utilizing the very information you use every day, you can potentially uncover interesting insights related to big blockbusters before the credits are ever rolled. The Avengers: Infinity War Let’s take a look at one of the biggest titles coming out this year- Avengers: Infinity War.

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ktMINE Blog by Ktmine - 1M ago

ktMINE has had a busy first quarter. Here are some highlights from the 1Q vIP Newsletter. Be sure to sign up for our blog updates so you never miss out on important ktMINE updates/happenings. Featured News IAM/ktMINE US Patent 100 Continuing our relationship with IAM Magazine, ktMINE’s Megan Rourke and Eric Podlogar were instrumental in

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In October of 2017, the former biotech company Bioptix Inc. underwent a complete rebranding, taking the new name Riot Blockchain Inc. and turning its attention full-force to the realm of cryptocurrency. Following this change of name and direction, Riot’s stock value skyrocketed to 600%. Since then, the company has invested millions of dollars in acquiring

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Prior to attending the AUTM Annual meeting this past February, ktMINE research analysts reviewed the portfolios of U.S. universities and compiled a list of the 20 largest university innovation portfolios. The universities listed below have the largest patent portfolios of granted U.S. patents based on ktMINE data. 20 Largest University Innovation Portfolios 1. University of

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In the world of intellectual property (IP), trademarks are often seen as secondary in value to patents and know-how in a company’s intangible portfolio. However, in some industries brand recognition is paramount to success. Patent infringement often takes center stage in IP legal news, but trademarks see their fair share of litigation activity as well.

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