Is Panasonic planning to enter the Consumer Sleep sector?

Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic has never been known for sleep tracking products. But the company has been steadily patenting in Consumer Sleep since 2015. While its earlier filings aligned with its product portfolio — lighting…

IBM and Google are building it, but who will come?

Unlike many other sectors, the Quantum Computing sector has so far been dominated by a few major hardware developers: IBM, Google, D-Wave Systems, and IonQ, among others. The main question addressed by companies in the sector right now is:…

The First Company to use Genomic Data for Fitness Recommendations. Should other Companies Take Note?

There is no doubt that improved technologies have greatly reduced the amount of time necessary to sequence human genomes. In the past, it would take weeks or even months to sequence a single person's genome. Modern technology has greatly…

Want to sponsor a major soccer team? Better have some algorithms

Is artificial intelligence more valuable in professional sports than cash? A soccer team in Dallas thinks so and might be setting a trend in the process. The time for jersey sponsorships resigning in the MLS is upon us as teams are…

What’s Panasonic Planning?

Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic has never been known for sleep tracking products. But the company has been steadily patenting in Consumer Sleep since 2015. While its earlier filings aligned with its product portfolio — lighting…

Sorare Gets Funding from Uber and Twitter. Is it Too Late to Patent?

Blockchain soccer gaming platform Sorare has raised $50 million in a Series A round, with investment from well-known tech companies like Twitter and Uber. Despite this success, the company has not yet invested in patents. But the Patent…

BIG CONTRACTS? PATENTS? THAT’S WHY WE’RE WATCHING TIPA.

TIPA continues to impress and make waves in the biodegradable packaging industry.   We highlighted TIPA not one, not two, but three times in the past year!. Each insight has identified a new partnership, new patent activity,…

IBM Looking to Not Only Enter But Shake Up the Sports Analytics Tech Space

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, then IBM’s most recently granted patent in the Sports Analytics sector is surely one that will excite you. The international tech conglomerate is about to take the time-honored tradition of watching your…

BayMedica Seeks More Cannabinoid Biosynthesis Claims

BayMedica, Inc. received its first cannabinoid biosynthesis patent in November of 2020 and is now seeking further claims in a divisional application published in mid-February of 2021. Divisional applications allow for the claiming of an…

Are Insurance Companies the Next Entrants to the Neurology Sector?

The neurology sector has traditionally been led by large tech-focused companies such as IBM, Boston Scientific, and Phillips Inc. That being said, occasionally we also see companies not traditionally considered “tech” companies receive…

The Quantum British Invasion

In the race to develop Quantum Computing, in addition to facing challenges across the Pacific in the form of China’s Jiuzhang Computer, the United States is looking like it faces challenges across the Atlantic as well. The United Kingdom…

What will BASF and Kimberly-Clark Do Next?

The Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast® tells us that BASF and Kimberly-Clark have basically dropped off the map in terms of biodegradable packaging activity. BASF has 105 patent documents in the past 10 years, 53 patent documents in…

Mastercard Pushing Forward, Visa Lagging Behind?

Mastercard announced on February 10 that it would start supporting cryptocurrency transactions, months after PayPal made a similar announcement and caused a Bitcoin surge in October of 2020. At the time, we noted that PayPal's patents left…

Sleep Number Eyeing Temperature Control

What does Sleep Number have up its sleeve? The company recently reported a net sales increase of 9% in 2020 despite the pandemic's effects on consumer spending. It was then rated a "strong buy" by the Zacks ranking system based on future…

Should Google or Amazon be Eyeing Frontive? Should You be Eyeing Frontive?

When it comes to in-home voice assistants, there are two clear leaders: Amazon and Google. Both of these Big Five technology companies offer a variety of options from either the Google Home or Amazon Echo  product lines. Now that both…

NASCAR Extends Deal with WSC Sports. Should They Do More Shopping?

NASCAR has recently extended its deal with WSC Sports to generate more automated highlights for the racing powerhouse’s social media accounts. WSC Sports specializes in using AI to generate highlight clips from video broadcasts and then…

Redditors Sniff Out More Green, Surge Cannabis Stocks

Chances are, all you have heard about the last couple of weeks has been the short squeeze of Gamestop’s stock. A couple million retail investors with Robin Hood-esque demeanor set out to reverse the odds for the little guys. Now, they’ve…

Alice Sends Intellectual Ventures Electric Vehicle Energy Financial Settlement Portfolio to Circular File 13

Elwha, a holding company that Intellectual Ventures (IV) uses to help maintain its patent portfolio, has been abandoning pending electric vehicle energy financial settlement patent (EV-EFS) applications (8) and letting issued patents (10)…

We See You, Qxonix

Occasionally, when a new company is about to launch, they operate in “stealth mode,” meaning they seek to obfuscate any research they are performing and any products they are prepared to launch in order to stop competitors from cutting…

Why Patent Data Reveals a Company’s Hand

It is difficult to see where one patent application fits in a sector and it is even more difficult to visualize where multiple patent applications fit in a sector. The Patent Forecast® eases this burden by providing a unique visualization…

Is Apple Equipped to Handle Crypto?

A research report from investment bank RBC Capital Markets has raised the price target for Apple stock from $154 to $171, speculating that the tech company is well-positioned to enter the cryptocurrency market. RBC's reasoning is that the…

Patent Forecast Predicts GW Pharmaceuticals Acquisition

Wednesday’s news of GW Pharmaceuticals’ acquisition by Jazz Pharma for $7.2Billion may have taken you by surprise, but we were expecting M&A activity soon. After all, GW Pharmaceuticals has grown to become the largest patent holder in…

Electric Vehicle Charging Settled with Causam Energy

You might know Causam Energy as the leader in energy financial settlement technology but power grid tech is not where it stops. Continuing its pursuit of empowering individuals on the grid, Causam Energy’s latest issued patent is for…

Pixellot Looks to Capitalize on New Market

Whether it’s your child, niece, nephew, or grandchild, missing a family member’s youth sports game is always a letdown. In a time filled with social distancing and reduced travel, this problem has been even more prevalent than ever before…

TomTom Opening the Door to Open-source Apps

As mentioned in our insight from December 2020, we were looking forward to future TomTom partnerships, after its partnership with Electrobit. We didn’t have to wait long. TomTom has made a deal with multiple partners by joining the…

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