Cannabis Plant Literally Anyone Can Enjoy

Surfacing in this week's patent application publishings is an application (U.S. Pub. No. 20200170162) for an ornamental cannabis cultivar named ‚ÄòDivina'. Divina is the product of a spontaneous mutation of a cannabis plant named ‚ÄòPilar'…

More Companies Hop onto Cannabinoid Biosynthesis

Three new patent applications (U.S. Pub. Nos. 20200165641, ‚Äò5643, & ‚Äò5644) relating to the biosynthesis of cannabinoids were published this week assigned to Khona Pharms LLC, two independent inventors, and BioMediCan Inc.,…

Snapshot: Securities tokenization gains legitimacy abroad

As an emerging technology, utilizing the blockchain in financial transactions is highly appealing for its promise to more securely record and more confidently verify financial transactions, reducing the overall cost of transacting. That…

The Edge and Education

When considering changes in communication patterns as a result of COVID-19, most people probably think of increased phone calls and video meetings. However, that may not be the biggest change, and not the greatest market opportunity.…

Sector Overview: Blockchain has revolutionized the tokenization of securities

The idea of digitizing the trade of securities is nothing new, but facilitating the transition with blockchain technology certainly is. As early as 2004 companies like ITG Software Solutions, which was recently bought by Virtu Financial,…

Patents Predict Sleep Products in Thync’s Future

Bay Area-based startup Thync develops neurostimulation wearables to improve everyday life. This month, they announced the Zing Energy patch, which aims to increase energy and improve focus by targeting auricular nerves. Thync has explored…

Tokenized Physical Assets Overview

Tokenization of physical assets has a lot fewer patents in the space than financial assets since the first patents mentioning the idea of tokenization came out. In that timeframe only two (2) patents have been issued for physical assets,…

What is Cloudflare’s Role at the Edge?

American web infrastructure and security company Cloudflare, which also provides content delivery network (CDN) services, has been periodically dipping its toes in the realm of edge computing. The company recently had its second patent in…

Paying with Cash, Credit,…or Digital Dollars?

Visa currently has two patents in the Securities Tokenization sector, both related to blockchain and token solutions for digital wallets, payments, and tokenized account information. However, a recent patent application indicates that they…

How is Brain Health Measured?

Many people are well aware of metrics used to measure physical health, such as cholesterol and resting heart rate. But what about brain health? How hard is that to measure? Founded in 2012, San Francisco-based i2Dx has set out to develop a…

First Patents for PathAI

Boston-based PathAI is seeking to combine artificial intelligence and pathology. The company's platform helps pathologists to make quick and accurate diagnosis with automated analysis of tissue and fluid samples. In November 2019, PathAI…

Cutting Cell Tower Costs with Drones

As mobile networks move towards 5G, the demand for telecom towers is expected to increase. For example, CTIA forecasted that small cell production in the US will grow from 86,000 in 2018 to over 800,000 by 2026.  The cell tower…

CBD Could Help Prevent and Treat Graft-Versus-Host Disease

In a patent (US Pat. No. 10,660,865) issued this week assigned to Mor Research Applications and STERO Biotechs, CBD is described as being capable of preventing and treating Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD). When someone receives a tissue…

Home Security Service with Amazon Drones

Amazon's UAV-based surveillance service seems more desirable since package theft is at an all time high with 1.7 million packages lost or stolen daily in the U.S., along with the growing demand for contactless delivery due to social…

CipherTrace is using Cryptocurrency to Detect Malware and Ransomware

CipherTrace, founded in 2015, develops cryptocurrency anti-money laundering, cryptocurrency forensics, and blockchain threat intelligence solutions. CipherTrace has just had a new patent application publish, focusing on using…

LG Moves Smartly Into Drone Market

With a number of recent patent application published by the USPTO, LG appears to be making a move into the drone business, but doing it "smartly" by incorporating artificial intelligence into its drone control software.  LG has had…

Feel Secure With Robots

The physical security market is predicted to reach nearly $119.4 billion in 2023. Security robots are an innovative new tool in the industry that have the potential to deliver a range of safety and commercial benefits. Cobalt Robotics has…

Digital Global Systems Advancing Counter-Drone Technology

Digital Global Systems (DGS) is an industry leader in RF-based security technology utilized to combat ever more ubiquitous and technologically advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). DGS was recently issued a patent for a new system and…

Will J.P. Morgan Acquire Digital Asset Holdings’ or Winklevoss’ Portfolio?

Surprisingly, J.P. Morgan is a fairly new entrant into the Securities Tokenization space, having only filed two patent applications in the past three years, one in 2018 and one in 2017. However, one of their major competitors, Fidelity,…

Modern Solution to Contact Tracing in Health Care Systems

As discussed in a previous post, both Google and Apple and have released software to help notify individuals who have come into contact with others who tested positive for COVID-19. This software was met with mixed reactions, many of which…

Should Apple be eyeing AliveCor?

On September 21st, 2018, Apple released the Series 4, the first smartwatch with a built-in sensor capable of taking an accurate electrocardiogram (ECG). Now onto the 5th series of watches, Apple still produces the only smartwatch capable…

Lasers to Increase Cannabis Yield

Farmers everywhere would love to increase their yield, especially with an easy implementation method like a fertilizer. B.K. Consultants Inc. has applied for a patent application (US Pub. No. 20200157017) for a fertilizer that can increase…

IoT-Supported Cannabis Oil Dispenser

A patent application (US Pub. No. 20200156096) surfaced this week for an Internet-of-Things(IoT)-supported essential oil dispenser assigned to several independent inventors in Brooklyn, NY.  Mentioned in the patent application is a…

NC-Local Co. Applies for 3 Cannabis Vape Patents

An NC-local holding company RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc. had three patent applications (US Pub. Nos. 20200154786, ‚Äò787, ‚Äò788) published this week dealing with a vaporizer device that can be used with cannabis compositions. RAI…

Rise & Shine – Sleep Awakens in the IoT

Sleep is a valued commodity, one that promotes good health and productivity in people’s lives. With the rise of technology, and the Internet of Things (IoT), sleep is an industry that has grown through investment in Intellectual Property…

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