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The 2012 ktMINE Royalty Rate Resource Guide Provides Market Transparency and Transactional IP Insights

Global Tax Compliance, ONESOURCE, Transfer Pricing, Uncertain Tax Positions June 28, 2012

It is estimated that intellectual property (IP) represents at least 80% of corporate value across the globe. The recently released ktMINE Royalty Rate Resource Guide can help transfer pricing and valuation analysts seek clarity when benchmarking IP transactions. This guide provides insight into royalty rate trends from 25 industries spanning the past 12 years, derived by analyzing thousands of licensing agreements from the ktMINE Royalty Rate Finder database.

The industry insights within this guide are meant to provide better transparency from licensing transactions in a global marketplace that is often murky. The statistics in this guide are best used as a starting point in questioning the selection of royalty rates, and should be
counter-balanced by analyzing the specific market, industry and other factors pertinent to the IP under examination.

The 2012 ktMINE Royalty Rate Resource Guide was released in the spirit of fueling greater market transparency and pricing efficiency through transactional insights. To download your free ktMINE Royalty Rate Resource Guide, visit the ktMINE Website.

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has a collaborative relationship with ktMINE, an intangible property data and information services firm with a database of intellectual property licensing agreements.