Cannabis and Biodegradable Packaging – When Sectors Collide

As shown in the Cannabis Patent Forecast®, the number of Cannabis patent applications and patents is continuously increasing. A beneficiary of the Cannabis growth is packaging associated with cannabis products. This is the second insight…

Things are Looking Good for Unicorn Aeva

Aeva Inc. makes a 3D LIDAR that detects the velocity of distant objects, which is especially useful for trucks because they need a longer stopping distance.  TuSimple makes self-driving trucks and has been testing Aeva’s sensor since…

Your Phone May be Gossiping About Your Health Behind Your Back

The Patent Forecast® has identified a number of surprising companies that have entered the fight against COVID-19 over the past year. This phenomenon, which the Patent Forecast® refers to as the Pandemic Pivot™, has led party planners to…

Patent data fills in the cracks where Google data lacks

This past week, Neurostim OAB Inc. had two more patent applications published in the AI Biotech/Diagnostic sector.  This brings their total document count to 10 applications, all of which were published after April 2020. While simply…

Bose Moving Quietly in Consumer Sleep

Audio electronics manufacturer Bose has never been a leader in consumer sleep technologies. Its Sleepbuds II earphones, which were re-launched in late 2020 after the first edition was discontinued due to hardware issues, play tracks to…

State Farm and USAA Lead in Blockchain Insurance

State Farm and USAA have been investing in blockchain for a few years, with continuous patent filings since 2017 and 2016, respectively. Now, the insurance companies are implementing a blockchain solution for subrogation claims, which…

Movano holds the missing key for‚”Apple?‚”Samsung?

This past week, Movano Inc. had its 3rd patent issued. The patent, U.S. Pat. No. 10,888,242, teaches a method and system of monitoring various health parameters from a small sensor embedded into a smartphone case. Notably, the sensor…

Nothing Slips Past Patent Data

The COVID-19 Pandemic has negatively impacted numerous industries and businesses. Many businesses are shutting down for at least the time being and it is unclear if they will bounce back. However, many businesses may be taking this…

Perfect Game Partners with K-Motion? How did they make their bet?

In early-2021, Perfect Game, the leader in all things scouting and recruiting in elite youth baseball and softball, entered a partnership with K-Motion Interactive to develop new PG Tech that can be used for both recruiting and coaching…

Cerna, Mayo Clinic, Other Big Names Finally Jump On the COVID Passport Bandwagon

In November 2020, the Patent Forecast® honed in on Global e-dentity and their efforts to create a U.I.D., a form of identification that could be used to grant or deny access to areas based on whether an individual has COVID-19. The Patent…

UAV 2020 Annual Update – No Signs of Fatigue from DJI

DJI did not slow down their patent filings in 2019 as shown by the publication of patent applications in 2020 continuing unabated. IBM appeared to slow some, but LG Electronics has come to an almost complete stop.  Is LG just taking a…

Hedera Hashgraphs in Hospitals

A hospital network in the United Kingdom has started implementing distributed ledger technology (DLT) from Hedera Hashgraph to track COVID-19 vaccines. The hospital network has experience using IoT sensors to track temperature-sensitive…

Future Looks Bryte with Patents

Smart mattress startup Bryte has just raised $24M in Series A funding led by ARCHina Capital. The company, which was founded in 2016, has developed a mattress that uses sensor data and artificial intelligence to adjust temperature,…

Patent Data as an Early Warning of New Competitors

Well-organized patent data can really make a difference for your company. One of the most powerful benefits of patent data is that it allows you to better understand your competitor landscape. Most established companies know who the big…

SMT Saw an Opening and Scored

SMT is no new-comer to the Sports Analytics patent sector. Being the second-largest assignee within the sector, it is safe to say that they have had a long history of patenting in the sector with patents dating as far back as 1993.…

Wing Does Not Like the New Drone ID Rule. Who Owns that Space?

Wing Aviation said the FAA’s new rule for UAVs to radio broadcast remote ID messages for tracking will have “unintended negative privacy impacts for business and consumers.” The rule replaces the requirement that the UAVs transmit location…

IonQ Suggests Error Correction is the True Test of Quantum Computers, but is it Prepared?

Forget everything you know about quantum volume. Ok, maybe we should explain what quantum volume is before telling you to forget. Classical computers are often compared by the speed with which they are able to perform certain operations.…

Novamont Acquires Biobag. Who’s Next?

Novamont and BioBag have a long history of working together. In fact, a majority of BioBag products are made from Mater-Bi®, Novamont’s premier offering that is protected by over 100 patents. Novamont has acquired BioBag and it appears…

A Rundown of the Crypto Open Patent Alliance

In September 2020, mobile payment services company Square announced the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA) to encourage companies to share their innovation in an open-source library and pledge not to offensively assert patent…

Speculation about Google’s Newest Device – What do the Patents Say?

In a previous insight, we pointed out that Google filed two sleep patents in 2020 after a year and a half of inactivity in the sector. The move was interesting given Google's acquisition of Fitbit, which is the largest assignee in Consumer…

Why is Bitcoin Up? Inflation, Banks, and…Pornhub

Inflation  On March 9, 2020, there was about $4 trillion in circulation. As of November 30, 2020, the money supply stood at over $6.5 trillion, largely due to coronavirus related stimulus bills. A December stimulus bill added $900…

Pivots aren’t only for basketball. Rebranding in 2020

2020 was an interesting year for sports to say the least. With unprecedented nation-wide lockdowns leading to sports leagues suspending their seasons, sports tech companies couldn't rely on their traditional methods to land a profit this…

When Sectors Collide: Cannabis meets AI Biotech/Diagnostics

There is no doubt that our interest in cannabis has grown in recent years. Every week we see new patent data in our Cannabis Patent Forecast®  that indicates that many companies are developing awesome new technologies associated with…

Qatar Investment Creates ‘Unicorn Fluence’

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is one of the six founding members of One Planet Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative, a fund established in order to encourage green technology with long-term value and sustainable market outcomes. As of…

Using Patent Data to Make Sense of Seemingly Questionable Business Deals

Although there are numerous benefits to monitoring patent data, one of the most important involves staying up to date with what your competitors are doing. The right data can be especially useful to help understand why a competitor makes a…

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