Retrace Labs Launches AI-Based Dental Management Network – Will Patents be Granted?

Retrace Labs, founded in 2016, is a start up company backed by Intel and SoftBank Group Corp. that has been working to grow its portfolio in the AI Biotech Patent Forecast®. In 2020, the company’s first 6 patent applications were…

Pratexo Starting Strong, But Will They Patent?

Pratexo is a small Edge-as-a-Service startup based in the US. In October of 2021 they won the startup of the year award at Edge Computing World after having just raised $3.5 million during Pratexo’s seed round in June. Founded in 2020,…

Acquisition and Patent Data Could Give a Sneak Peek to a New Slinger Product

Slinger, the manufacturer of a tennis bag/launcher used for training, recently announced that it would begin the process of acquiring the sports tech/video analytics company, Playsight. While the two companies are both centered around the…

Can Facebook Find Success with Crypto?

In 2019, Facebook announced Libra, its own cryptocurrency, along with the Libra Association, which boasted many major tech companies, as an overseeing body. Companies such as PayPal, Mastercard, and Stripe backed out of the Association…

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Carbon Tokens

The massive energy usage of cryptocurrency has caused a new irony: trading carbon tokens will actually increase your carbon footprint. Patent Forecast® has highlighted in the past how tokenized Cap and Trade has gained traction in…

Will Interaxon Act on Patent Portfolio?

Interaxon creates headbands that monitor brain activity via electroencephalogram (EEG) in order to provide meditation and sleep cues. The company announced in October 2021 that it was releasing an updated product with improved battery life…

Welldoc is Expanding – The Patent Data Can Tell Us Where

Welldoc is a healthcare company that develops solutions for managing chronic diseases. Its chronic care management platform uses AI to track and implement healthcare plans tailored to specific conditions such as diabetes, heart failure,…

Vericool Is Back With A New Target

Vericool was issued a patent for a recyclable stackable tray for cold wet materials in October  2021. This is Vericool’s FIRST issued patent for a compostable body for a wet material. The invention is targeted towards seafood.…

SMT Re-Enters the Rink

In a previous insight, Patent Forecast® highlighted the rapid growth of SMT’s patent portfolio to capitalize on the white space that was once in the Telemetry Analytics subcategory and its exclusive contract for player and puck tracking in…

Patents Predict: LG Moving into Smart Beds

LG Electronics had five patent applications publish in October 2021 for a bed with a built-in dryer system. The applications detail two purposes for these features — first, dry mattresses and bedding are more hygienic. Second, the system…

Say Goodbye to Turf Toe and Say Hello to Hydroponics

There are over a dozen professional sports that take place on grass, the most popular being soccer and football. Since the use of artificial turf in the MLB Astrodome in 1966, artificial turf has become a widely used surface for…

Coinbase is Launching an NFT Platform. Should it Keep an Eye on Patents?

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase has announced that it is launching an NFT marketplace by the end of 2021. The company is hoping that this new venture will help with its recent troubles, including falling stock prices and a…

Is D-Wave Going to Partner for Finite Element Modelling?

D-Wave Systems has made some pretty major announcements recently, but it’s possible that more are yet to come. In March 2021, D-Wave Systems filed a patent application for ways of utilizing quantum computing to perform finite element…

MSOs Looking to Take on Trulieve, Florida Acquisitions and Establishment Imminent

Florida legalized medical cannabis in 2014, opening up the third most populous state to the green market. Florida’s billion dollar medical marijuana (MMJ) market is now the subject of contention from multi state operators (MSOs), all eager…

Yokohama Tires – Coming to a Volkswagen Dealer Near You

In October 2021, Yokohama Rubber had two patents publish for a Pneumatic Tire. Yokohama is a Japanese-based tire company that has recently been working on TPMS systems via integrated tire sensors. It has 29 patents in the space dating back…

Here’s What the Latest Nicoventures Vape Patent Applications Tell Us

In late September 2021, Patent Forecast discussed Nicoventures’ current patent activity and what could be expected of the company in the cannabis space. On September 30, 2021, five more patent applications relating to vape devices were…

Cleerly – Clearly a Company to Watch

Cleerly is a startup company, founded in 2017, whose mission is to create a new standard of care for heart disease. Its platform uses AI to assess Coronary CT Angiography images and identify, characterize, and quantify plaque build up to…

The One and Only Straw Insulation

The Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast® has seen plenty of activity from insulation companies such as Vericool, Cruz Foam, Nutshell Coolers, and CryoPak. Now, a foreign competitor appears ready to make its entrance into the US Market.…

Section.IO Joins Edge Computing

Section IO offers Edge as a Service (Eaas) and was founded in Australia before moving to Colorado, US. Section.io raised twelve million dollars in April of 2021 and recently joined the edge computing sector with their first published…

tZero Opening to Crypto

Digital securities platform tZero announced in October 2021 that it was opening its accounts to Bitcoin and Ethereum. Users can now transfer cryptocurrency from third-party wallets and/or custodial accounts, which is useful as…

Genius Sports vs. Stats Perform

Two of the largest sports data companies worldwide are beginning to battle it out on the patent field. The two companies, Genius Sports and Stats Perform, have been rivals since their founding, but recently competition between their…

Aurora & FedEx – Package Delivery Deal Secured

Early October 2021, autonomous vehicle company Aurora had a patent publish for a LiDAR system. Recently, Aurora has been focusing specifically on the integration of LiDAR in autonomous trucks. Its main intention is to improve the…

You’ve Heard of the Pandemic Pivot — What about the Consumer Sleep Pivot?

As non-contact sleep tracking continues to grow, Patent Forecast is noticing companies in the imaging industry shifting their technologies to consumer sleep. We covered Google and its Soli chip, as well as ObjectVideo Labs using its video…

D-Wave, Gate-Model Quantum Computing, and its Lessons in Adapting a Patent Portfolio

D-Wave Systems, one of the biggest and oldest producers of quantum computing hardware, announced in October 2021 that it would be developing a gate-model quantum computer that it plans to launch in 2023 or 2024 in addition to continuing to…

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…

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