Boston Scientific Invests in Ablation Systems to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Boston Scientific has just announced that they have signed an investment deal that includes a later acquisition option with medical-device startup Farapulse Inc. The California-based startup is currently pending FDA-approval for a number…

More Kids Learning to Ball with Ballogy

While the sports analytics sector has been rapidly maturing over the past few years, with head contenders like SMT and Disney pulling ahead of most of the competition, it may seem like a difficult time for a small start-up to make any sort…

Building a New Type of Network for Contact Tracing

PoKos Communications, a New Mexico-based start-up, filed U.S. Patent Publication No. 20200302452, which published this week, describing a data exchange mechanism between mobile device users, which allows for notifications when a user as…

More Friends, More Crypto

The Universal Group, a South Korean cryptocurrency company, has filed a patent teaching a method rewarding users for recommending friends to join a cryptocurrency platform through social media. The reward is, of course, in the…

Vapor IO Wins Another Partnership

Vapor IO is an Austin based start-up that was discussed in a previous insight published in June for their work in the blockchain category of Edge Computing. While still a fairly small player in the space with only six patent documents in…

Securities Tokenization: Physical Assets

The Energy subcategory of the Physical Assets category in the Securities Tokenization sector is one of the most open subcategories in tokenization, with zero patents being issued to date. It is joined by the Real Estate and Metals…

A Spotlight on Xanadu

Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc., a Canadian quantum startup, has placed the world’s first photonic quantum computer onto the cloud. In contrast to quantum computers that rely on expensive and fragile qubits, Xanadu’s computer uses photons…

Wearable Monitor to Assess Joint Health

Have you ever wondered if the sound of your knees cracking when you stand up from your desk after a few hours is a normal sound part of aging, or maybe the result of something more sinister? KneeVoice Inc.'s newest patent application (U.S.…

Next Big Thing for Nextleaf Solutions

Nextleaf Solutions Ltd., a leading developer of cannabis processing technology and a leading cannabis processing patent assignee, was just issued its ninth patent (U.S. Pat. No. 10,780,442) for a method of separating trichomes from…

BrainLit Sheds a Light on New Product

Swedish lighting company BrainLit recently signed a deal with electronics manufacturer NOTE ahead of a proposed new product launch later this year. BrainLit specializes in indoor lighting systems designed to imitate natural lighting with…

Out of the Shadows: Biotech Institute, LLC

Just who is Biotech Institute, LLC? Since the publication of Biotech Institute’s cannabis utility patent application (U.S. Pub. No. 20140287068) in 2014, everyone has been left wondering who Biotech Institute is. Operating from the…

NFL May Not be Lagging in Analytics for Long

When taking a look through the history of analytics in sports, the NFL has been relatively absent from the picture considering the fact that they are the largest sports league in America. The MLB is likely the first to come to mind, more…

A Look at Qualcomm

Qualcomm is a well-known chip technology company, most commonly known for making modems for cellular networks and many types of semiconductor technology. However, this week they have released three new AI accelerator chips targeted toward…

Historic Moment for Securities Tokenization

INX, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Gibraltar, has participated in the first cryptocurrency offering registered with the SEC. Focused on creating a regulated and certified crypto trading platform, they have raised over $7.5 million in…

Square Launches Cryptocurrency Patent Alliance

Mobile payment company Square announced recently that it was starting the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA), a non-profit that encourages companies to pool their cryptocurrency patents into an open-source, shared library. Joining…

CoinLinked Publishes First Patent Application

CoinLinked is a hybrid social network and cryptocurrency platform that launched in May of 2020 as the first of its kind. The platform streamlines the e-commerce process by allowing users to pay for goods from any vendor in popular…

Battelle – the Newest Entrant in the Neuromodulation Field?

Battelle Memorial Institute is slowly building an IP portfolio in the AI Biotech/Diagnostic Sector. This past week, the Ohio-based nonprofit had its second application in the neurology sector publish. The application (U.S. Pat. No.…

Oura Health Scores Numerous Pro Sports Partnerships

Finnish tech startup Oura Health has signed a number of partnerships in the last year to expand the visibility and use of its Oura Ring wearable, a biometric sleep and fitness tracker that is unique in its ability to monitor user…

Is there really any CBD in that drink?

Cannabis-infused drinks are not new. But are the cannabinoids really able to infuse into drinks? Can the cannabinoids mix into solution and provide the same therapeutic benefits? What about for the non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD;…

Moderna’s Race to a Vaccine

One of the leading narratives in the ongoing race for a COVID-19 vaccine is the competition between Moderna and Astrazeneca to first produce a workable vaccine. Recently, U.S. Patent Publication No. 2020/0282046 for a Betacoronavirus mRNA…

Stats Perform Showing an Interesting Patent Strategy

In an earlier sector insight, we highlighted some of the recent market activity of Stats Perform, noting how its continual commitment towards developing long term exclusivity deals seemed to outweigh their commitment to developing their IP…

Q-CTRL Can’t Do It Alone

One of the biggest problems in quantum computing is keeping qubits stable. Any amount of noise, from increases in temperature to disturbances in Earth’s magnetic field, can cause qubits to decohere. Most companies are attempting to fix…

Encouraging Recycling with Bitcoin Mining

Financial services giant Mastercard has recently filed a patent teaching a method of distributing blockchain mining tasks and fees based on a mining center's history of recycling. Recycling can include glass, paper, and plastic — typical…

A Look At Energyhub

Energyhub, Inc. is a small startup founded in New York in 2007. They have raised over $30 Million across all of their funding rounds before they were acquired by Alarm.com in 2013. Energyhub focuses on energy management systems and working…

Casper Seeking Profits With Minimal Patent Investments

E-commerce mattress startup Casper Sleep was valued at $1.1B before its IPO in February of this year. Two months after going public, the company's stocks dropped to $4.12/share, or a market value of $163 million; as a result of further…

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