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ktMINE Named Finalist for 2013 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS Award


Chicago, IL, April 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- ktMINE, an intellectual property (IP) data and information services firm has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS awards, for the Outstanding Technology Development award. ktMINE utilizes its expertise and technology to mine data from the global public domain in order to provide the most comprehensive sources for IP information.

Winners will be announced at the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala Thursday, May 9, 2013, in the Great Hall at Union Station in Chicago. The gala attracts more than 700 people – representing 400 organizations – including business owners, investors, legislators and policymakers.

A panel of accomplished judges representing the Who’s Who in Illinois technology reviewed nominations and selected the finalists. Judges hail from major organizations including Microsoft, University of Chicago, New World Ventures, Walgreens, and World Business Chicago. The list of past winners includes GrubHub.com, NAVTEQ, Model Metrics, Carole McCluskey of Coinstar/Redbox, and Braintree, among others.

“ktMINE is immensely proud of this accomplishment and grateful for the opportunity to showcase all that we have worked so hard to achieve,” said David R. Jarczyk, President and CEO of ktMINE. “It is an honor to have been recognized for our innovation and achievements by the judges. We applaud our fellow finalists and look forward to connecting with them on May 9.”

“We are thrilled to host an event where some of the many accomplishments of the local tech industry are recognized,” said ITA President & CEO Fred Hoch. “Technology advancements affect every company, no matter the product or the industry. The need for companies to leverage the efficiencies offered through these new tools has never been more important, especially as they look to grow, attract and retain talent, and gain visibility. The Awards Gala is a celebration of the companies developing the technology and the companies utilizing it.”

Public voting is open from April 8–22, 2013. Winners will be determined by composite score (50 percent judges; 50 percent community voting) in all categories except the CityLIGHTS Award, which is determined solely by the ITA Board of Directors. Votes can be submitted through end of day on April 22, 2013 at https://www.research.net/s/CityLIGHTS_Voting.

About ktMINE

ktMINE is an intellectual property (IP) information services firm focused on organizing the world’s IP in ways that deliver IP protection and competitive advantage to IP owners and stakeholders across the globe. This is achieved by designing solutions based on three core standards: Comprehensiveness, Usability and Knowledge Transfer. By focusing on these standards, ktMINE is able to deliver solutions that provide relevant and actionable information for any type of IP analysis. ktMINE strives to level the playing field by providing the greatest amount of transparency.

ktMINE utilizes its expertise and technology to mine data from the global public domain in order to provide Royalty & Market Rate Intelligence, Licensing Intelligence, Patent Intelligence, Trademark Intelligence and IP Business Intelligence through its many solutions. ktMINE offers hands-on research solutions such as the Royalty Rate Finder™ database, comprehensive IP reporting and also collaborates with global organizations, corporations, and government agencies to provide customized research services tailored to fulfill IP information needs.

About the ITA

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is the driving force behind Illinois' vibrant technology industry. ITA’s extensive lineup of curated member programs and services address three key critical areas: growth, talent, and visibility. By leveraging the connections and expertise of its more than 600 member companies representing a workforce that is 50,000 strong and growing, the ITA provides the ecosystem growing technology companies need to succeed. For more information, visit www.illinoistech.org, follow the ITA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/itabuzz, and view the ITA’s Facebook profile at www.facebook.com/illinoistechnology.

Media Contacts: Dorothy Radke, Marketing & Communications, ITA, +1.312.924.1044, dradke@illinoistech.org
Danielle Lambert, Marketing Coordinator, ktMINE, +1.312.509.4111, Danielle.lambert@ktmine.com
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