Streaming War or Alliance?

Hulu joined the edge computing space in early 2021 with an application published detailing a process for predicting storage of video files in caches. This functionality would obviously be very beneficial for all streaming platforms as it…

Will the Apple Watch 8 Include Blood Pressure Monitoring? The Patent Data Say Yes

Patent Forecast recently highlighted Fitbit for a patent granted in early December 2021. The patent related to an intelligent inflatable cuff used for arm-based blood pressure measurements. We predicted that Fitbit would soon integrate…

InPlay Technologies Could Have a Trick or Two Up Its Sleeve

In late September 2021, Patent Forecast discovered a new patent application filed from an unknown assignee. The application related to technology that was able to predict and mitigate the risk of injury by utilizing AI and machine learning…

Investment In Fantasy Is Increasing, But Not the Number of Patents

With the return of sports following the COVID-19 pandemic, fantasy sports quickly resumed taking over hours of free time (and some work time) for millions of people worldwide. Nothing can get a group of people together or divide them like…

Apple Alarm Update

November 2021, Patent Forecast® mentioned the Apple patent application that was published in regards to an alarm that can adjust itself for more sleep. To no surprise, in December of 2021, Apple had another patent application publish for a…

AT&T Follows Verizon Into Blockchain

AT&T is still lagging behind major competitor, Verizon, in edge computing with 40 patent documents in the last ten years to Verizon’s 63. However, AT&T is keeping up with Verizon in the blockchain category with their first patent…

Insilico Makes History With Entirely AI Based Drug Discovery

One of the largest trends in biotechnology is the use of Artificial Intelligence in drug discovery. AI is able to analyze vast quantities of data, identify complex patterns, and generate predictions. Therefore, it is extremely useful for…

Disney Wants to Revolutionize Your Living Room

Disney, and its subsidiary ESPN, are looking to change the way you consume media. If you’ve ever watched a sporting event, you are likely to know the pain of missing a key play because the broadcast overlays information about players, past…

Why Some Investors Aren’t Lighting Up Cannabis

Investors share vastly different opinions on cannabis but it all stems from one fundamental fact - cannabis is still illegal under federal law. The implications are quite serious and do raise more than reasonable concerns, the first being…

Panasonic – Back at it Again with the Sleep Patents

Panasonic Corporation is a major Japanese company known for its consumer electronics of which it was the world’s largest maker in the late 20th century. The company had a patent publish in early December 2021 for a control method and…

Patent Forecast Saw it First – Atolla Acquired

In January of 2020 Patent Forecast highlighted Atolla. The company uses machine learning to provide customers with custom skincare products. At the time, Patent Forecast recognized that the skincare category of the AI Biotech Patent…

ShotTracker Eyes Football but It Should be Eying Patents

As discussed in a previous insight, the smart basketball market is pretty crowded at the moment, with three companies, ShotTracker, Wilson, and Sstatzz Oy, taking up a significant amount of the market. Of the three companies, ShotTracker…

Can your Apple Watch Monitor Blood Pressure? No, but your Fitbit Might

Early December 2021, Fitbit had a patent publish regarding an intelligent inflatable cuff for arm-based blood pressure measurement. This device can estimate a users’ blood pressure using intelligent oscillometric blood pressure measurement…

Ford Joins Edge Computing But Toyota Has A Head Start

Toyota is currently the leader among car manufacturers and it isn’t close. Despite Kia Motors having an earlier entrance into the edge computing space, that start has only mustered one issued patent and two patent applications published.…

LightForce Orthodontics Improves Old Technology to Find White Space in Sector

Over the last decade teeth-straightening clear aligners have greatly increased in popularity and accessibility. This is shown by the takeover of the Dental category of the AI Biotech Patent Forecast® by Align Technology, the manufacturer…

Simple Container Solutions Has Another Issued Patent and It’s BROAD 

Patent Forecast has mentioned Simple Container Solutions not once, not twice, but three times in 2021. In November 2021, Simple Container Solutions was issued another patent. The issued patent covers a cellulose-based insulation liner that…

This Inhaler Company Could be Big Tobacco’s Next Target for Acquisition

Philip Morris International took the world by surprise when it announced it would acquire Vectura Group, an inhaler technology and platform company, in September 2021. The main concern - what is Philip Morris going to do with a company…

Verano’s Strategic Position in Florida that Could Lead it to the Top

Verano Holdings, LLC got its humble start in Illinois, privately funded with $120 million and poised to strategically consolidate operating cannabis facilities in what will help it to become one of the US’s leading multi-state operators…

Watch out for HIO Media

In mid-November, Hole-in-One (HIO) Media had its second patent application publish in the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast®. The application is a continuation of its previously granted application that relates to technology for displaying…

An Alarm that Adjusts Itself for More Sleep? Yes Please.

*Insert iPhone alarm sound* Can you hear it ringing in your head? The sound we all too well know, your morning alarm. How long does it take you to calculate how much sleep you’re going to get based on what time you intend on going to bed…

What’s Philip Morris’ Intention with Vectura?

Speculations arose with the September 2021 Philip Morris International (PMI) acquisition of inhaler maker Vectura Group. Philip Morris said the acquisition is part of its long-term plan to become “smoke-free” and a “broader healthcare and…

The US Government is Interested in Psychedelics

In cooperation with Yale University, The Department of Veterans Affairs could be looking into treating mood disorders using psychedelics. Arising from NIH grant MH101498 is a patent application with claims for treating or preventing a mood…

Should the Psychedelics Industry Worry about the Compass Pathways Psilocybin Patent?

Psychedelics are becoming the new cannabis. University and private company interest has grown quickly over the last 5 years. Many companies like MindMed and NeonMind have announced their filings of provisional patent applications and are…

Livepeer v. Theta Labs: Livepeer Quickly Falling Behind Theta’s Fast Start

Livepeer and Theta Labs have similar business goals, both are offering revolutionary new ways to stream video content using decentralized blockchain technology while exploring additional technology avenues like NFTs to expand their…

Smart Watches – What about DNA Watches?

DnaNudge is a British company that specializes in DNA testing. The company has 4 patent assets in the AI Biotech Patent Forecast®. The patent assets relate to the company’s main product, the DnaBean and band. To use the DnaBean, customers…

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