A Berry Good Idea?

Rentberry Inc. is a rental service platform that was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, CA. They have raised over $8.8 Million to date with their most recent funding round on May 29th, 2020. They have focused on blockchain…

The Race for Accessible Cryptocurrency

Just one week after PayPal announced it would open its platform to cryptocurrency, Coinbase and Visa have announced a cryptocurrency debit card that is linked directly to a Coinbase account, eliminating the need to load crypto onto the…

Support for IonQ Grows

Quantum computing is still in its infancy—industry experts are still undecided on the fundamentals, such as what qubit technologies are the cheapest and easiest to scale. Quantum computers have been built with superconducting qubits, using…

Bemis is Back Baby

Bemis hasn't had any significant activity in the biodegradable packaging sector since 2015. It now has a patent publication for a recyclable film and packaging.  Bemis, who was acquired by Amcor in 2019, launched Encore™, an…

No More Worrying About Door Knobs

Since the pandemic began, have you ever reached to open a door and been struck with a moment of fear, wondering: who else has touched this door knob and did they have COVID-19?  SnowCart may have the answer to assuage our fears with…

A Whopping $100M More for Whoop

Boston-based wearables company Whoop just closed a Series E funding round of $100 million, bringing the start-up's total fundraising to more than $200 million and its valuation to $1.2 billion since its founding in 2012. The company offers…

Using Neurostimulation to Replace Chemical Anti-Depressants

This past week, biotech-startup Inner Cosmos LLC had its first patent application publish (US Pat. Pub. No. 20200330749), and in doing so, joined the ever-growing neurostimulation market. The California-based startup is currently working…

Oral Cannabinoid Patent Race

Just this past week, six (6) patent applications (U.S. Patent Pub. Nos. 20200330339, '378, '423, '424, '425, & '602) were published in regards to oral cannabis compositions by five different companies: APIRx Pharmaceutical USA, LLC,…

Partying Like It’s … 2020 and There is Still a Pandemic Going On

As 2020 continues to drag on, more and more people are becoming anxious to return to their old routine and social life. That includes partying. Off Campus Social, an event planning company focused on college students, is attempting to…

Iteris Directing Traffic in California and Florida

It is getting busy for Iteris, Inc., a Santa Ana, CA smart mobility company, with five recent contracts: one each in Orange County (CA), SF Bay, and City of Moreno Valley and two with Florida DOT. Iteris provides software, sensors, data…

What’s Going on with Analytics-based Coaching?

While the Sports Analytics sector was by no means immune to the effects of COVID-19 on the market, the nature of some of the technology allowed for a surprising amount of growth as opportunities opened to implement technology to allow…

Why is Bitcoin surging? PayPal. And we have the paper trail that predicted it.

What an incredible month it's been for Bitcoin - it has risen to its highest valuation for the year 2020. It started with Square investing $50 million. Then, Fidelity launched its first fund focused on Bitcoin. However, it was today's news…

Computing at the Planet’s Edge?

Microsoft makes another appearance this week due to the recent news that they will be partnering with SpaceX. This partnership specifically focuses on connecting Microsoft's cloud computing service, Azure, to the new SpaceX Starlink…

Saudi Arabia Looks to Leverage Experience with MERS to Tackle COVID-19

This week, a patent for a MERS vaccine issued to King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for a MERS vaccine. This patent highlights the usefulness of Track One applications, as it was granted only two months after filing. The…

All Aboard the Blockchain Train

Blockchain technology can be applied to almost any industry young and old. The Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) is a partnership dedicated to standardizing and promoting the use of blockchain in various transportation systems. BiTA…

Mental State Detection: Samsung Capitalizes while Apple Lags

This week, Samsung had its fourth Patent (U.S. Patent No. 10,803,389) publish in the Mental State sector of the AI Biotech/Diagnostic radian. In addition to its four patents, Samsung also has 2 pending applications in the sector. This most…

Urgo Urges Your Brain to Sleep

French startup URGOTECH is the health tech offshoot of the Urgo Group, a large company that specializes in wound care and over-the-counter supplements. URGOTECH has just launched the URGOnight, a headband meant to be worn in the daytime…

Moving Away from Centralized Grid Control

Energy technology company REstore NV was recently issued U.S. Patent No. 10,804,702 entitled, “Self-organizing demand-response system” for a more decentralized control system for smart grids. Patent ‘702 discloses a peer-to-peer system for…

Your First Air Taxi Ride Might Be in a Batplane

Pipistrel, a Slovenian aircraft manufacturer, has chosen Honeywell's Compact Fly-By-Wire system for its Nuuva V300 cargo unmanned aerial vehicle.  Honeywell's decades of experience with airliners went into the new compact system,…

Remnants of GW Pharma and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Partnership Still Flowing in

Although nixed in 2017, remnants of the GW Pharmaceuticals plc and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Co. Limited partnership are still publishing to the USPTO database. In December of 2017, GW Pharmaceuticals regained full rights to develop and…

Aurora Cannabis Finally Receives First Patent

In March of 2019, Magic Number brought light to the fact that one of the largest cannabis companies in the world by market cap doesn’t have any issued cannabis patents or pending applications in the U.S. - that is, until now. Aurora…

3 Cannabis Cultivar Plant Patents Applied for by GenCann Inventors

This October, three (3) plant patent applications (US Patent Pub. Nos. 20200329599, ‚Äò600, & ‚Äò601) filed by GenCann, LLC inventors were published for three cannabis cultivars, "V1," "V2," and "V3" which contain a higher amount of…

Sony Eyeing an Opening

Sony might be on the prowl for a new foothold into the Sports Analytics Sector. As discussed in a previous weeks' insight, it is no surprise that big-name tech companies, like Sony and Intel,  are attempting to enter the booming…

Acquisition Raises Grid IQ and Halves Pay-back Period

Fluence, an energy storage joint venture between Siemens and AES based in Arlington, Virginia, has acquired San Francisco-based Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS), a provider of AI-powered software for advanced price forecasting, portfolio…

nChain Linking Together Victories

nChain is a young startup that develops and provides blockchain-based solutions for consumer and enterprise use. Founded in 2015 and based in London, UK, they were acquired by High Tech Fund in 2017. nChain has been an active player in the…

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