Chicago, IL, November 05, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Online Royalty Rate and License Agreement Database Offers the Freshest Market Comparables.
ktMINE, a data and information services provider, today announced that market comparables from the 3Q filings posted to the SEC are now searchable in their online database.
ktMINE provides a rich repository of contemporary and historical intellectual property (IP) license agreements to practitioners of many industries, including business valuation, transfer pricing and IP litigation.
While most industries have need for both types of comparables in their analysis, practitioners who include the most recent market comparables can have a significant advantage.
“If there are two expert witnesses on opposing sides of an IP litigation case, the expert with the most comprehensive comparables included in their analysis will often appear to be the most thorough and credible witness,” states David Jarczyk, COO of ktMINE. “That’s why we are so diligent about updating ktMINE.”
As filings are made publicly available on the SEC, ktMINE‘s team of analysts identifies and reviews IP license agreements in detail using a 30+ checkpoint process. Key licensing terms, such as industry(s) related to the actual IP being licensed, are classified and captured along with the actual agreement text. Only documents containing usable royalty rates are added to the database in order to save clients countless hours searching for and reviewing documents that may not ultimately be useful to their analysis.
“Finding any market comparable that can support, or unhinge, a business valuation is a key concern for many practitioners. Data freshness and usability are two primary reasons our clients rely on ktMINE to support their analyses,” states Lucretia Lyons, President of Business Valuation Resources (BVR).
Based in Chicago, IL, ktMINE is a data and information services provider. ktMINE ‘s royalty rate and license agreement database was created by a team of transfer pricing experts to simplify the process of finding defensible market comparables. Through a proprietary method, ktMINE is able to provide both common and hard-to-find market comparables along with authoritative documentation. ktMINE’s customers include tax authorities, transfer pricing professionals and business appraisers.
Based in Portland Oregon, BVR offers authoritative market data, continuing professional education, and expert opinion. BVR’s customers include business appraisers, certified public accountants, merger and acquisition professionals, business brokers, lawyers and judges, private equity and venture capitalists, owners, CFOs, and many others. Founded by Dr. Shannon Pratt, BVR’s market databases and analyses have won in the courtroom—and the boardroom—for over a decade.