Dapper Labs Raises $300M Amidst NFT Hype

Canadian startup Dapper Labs has developed a number of games, blockchain networks, and NFT digital collectibles platforms. Its platform, backed by patent-pending technology uses a more efficient consensus that may prove to be even more…

Apple Wakes Up in the Sleep Sector; Causes Insomnia for Competitors

In most markets Apple is considered the 900-lb gorilla. But in our Patent Forecast® Sleep Sector, Apple is nothing more than a sleeping gorilla.  They have a major advantage in this industry, which is their Apple Watch. Maybe now they are…

Lots of companies can fix a power outage, but we’re betting on Span

With the recent disaster in Texas and other states suffering from frequent power outages, there is a need for an electrical panel that allows consumers to manage their home energy and circuits from anywhere and is built to function with…

Rapsodo receives patents, announces a partnership. We know what happens next.

While a lot of New Year Resolutions might be coming to an early end for a lot of people, this doesn't seem to be the case for Rapsodo. The company is off to a great start for 2021 in the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast® with four (4)…

Sony is Exploring the AI/Biotech Diagnostics Sector. Ask us how we know.

When people think of Sony products, they usually think of audio, visual, and storage devices. That is because a majority of Sony's products fall into one of these categories. However, Sony's recent patent activity suggests that it may be…

If Your Electric Car Runs out of Battery, You Might be Hoping There’s a KIA Nearby

What do you do if your electric car runs out of battery while on the road? Today, your only option is to call a tow truck. KIA/Hyundai wants to change that. They were issued a patent in March of 2021 for a wireless vehicle to vehicle…

Lactips plans to disrupt the Biodegradable Packaging market and has the patents to prove it

Although Lactips is just receiving their first US patent publication in March 2021, they are no strangers to patents. Lactips have a European patent, an international application, an India application, a China application, and a France…

GMO Cannabis Products are Headed to Market Soon. We’re Sure of It. So is Canopy Growth.

If the last 20 years have taught us anything, it's that patent investment leads market activity. The GMO cannabis patent space already has over 15 corporate owners and independent inventors within it.  Canopy Growth, the leader in…

Theta Labs Takes Streaming to the Edge

Got bandwidth? Theta Labs is trying to revolutionize video delivery and streaming by offering a content delivery network powered by blockchain and user devices rather than a centralized server. The media streaming industry has blown up…

iStox Wants to Make Private Equity More Accessible, But Where Are the Patents?

Private Equity has traditionally been the domain of institutional investors and the super rich, but some companies are attempting to shift the paradigm by making it more accessible. One of those companies is iStox, a Singaporean company…

A Start-Up Is Trying to Discover Drugs with Quantum Computing… Wait, Where Did It Go?

Occasionally, patent applications issue to companies that have seemingly disappeared, but Patent Forecast® is on the case! In March 2021, a patent application published to an English startup called GTN Ltd. The publication states that the…

How Can Mattress Firm Afford All Its Stores? Saving Money on Patents?

There are so many Mattress Firm stores everywhere that there are even conspiracy theories about the retailer. However, maybe the company should be investing in patents. Its new competitors are tech innovators including Bryte, Eight Sleep,…

Verasity Announces NFT Platform. Patent Issues 6 Days Later — See the Pattern?

Non-Fungible Token (NFT) art has become a huge topic of discussion in recent weeks. As multiple industries rush to explore implementations as well as security concerns, it turns out the companies who have invested in patents may come out…

IGLOO Products is increasing its patent portfolio for biodegradable coolers. Should Vericool be worried?

While IGLOO Products is severely lacking in terms of patents, its long history and strong positioning in the market make it a potential disruptor for the biodegradable cooler industry. With over 50 years of selling the Playmate cooler and…

Bose Boasts Biotech that Sets It Apart

Bose Corporation has been a well-known leader in the audio industry for quite a while. However, in the past few years, we have seen the rise of other audio leaders competitors such as Apple and Samsung. While Bose has continued to develop…

Netflix’s Edge Computing Development is Still Buffering

Netflix has expressed interest in edge computing recently, but its miniscule patent portfolio is a sluggish attempt. In February 2020, the streaming service claimed edge computing solutions would be most effective for its in-house…

Don’t Bet on Disney

SMT is ready to add insult to injury after a bad year for Disney, which just last year released the legendarily terrible Artemis Fowl film. On March 9, 2021, a patent was issued to SMT for a system for live sports betting, adding another…

The Pandemic Pivot: a Sign of Ingenuity or Trouble?

The Ideal Industries’ acquisition of Cree Lighting appears to be failing.  It may be time to ask: is its pandemic pivot a good or bad sign? In past insights, the Patent Forecast® has repeatedly highlighted how companies both big and…

Mobileye, Transdev and Lohr Group to Shuttle

Mobileye is integrating its self-driving system into Lohr’s i-Cristal electric shuttle, to be guided around cities using Transdev’s Autonomous Transport System (ATS). Patent Forecast data shows how Mobileye is concentrating its investments…

Two illegal patents in one week? Grab your popcorn

The state of Washington has yet to legalize psychedelics like psilocybin; however, Washington-based psychedelics medication developer CaaMTech, LLC is betting on near-future legalization of the drug. CaaMTech received itsfirst patent for a…

Microsoft Quiet in Patents but Active in Acquisitions

Has Microsoft stopped inventing and now enters acquisition mode to innovate in edge computing? Patent Forecast® data in the Edge Computing platform sector reveals Microsoft activity has shifted from build to buy.  With only 3 new…

Patent Forecast® Predicted Google’s Foray into Sleep Monitoring

The latest Nest Hub from Google includes remote sleep monitoring technology that was described in a patent filed almost a year before product release. We discussed that patent in January of 2021, when we noted that Google may be…

Apex Neuro Inventions May Be Poised to Impact the Neuromodulation Field

Investment in patents always leads market activity.  So Apex Neuro's investments in key research and development implicate its positioning for market launch in the coming years. So far, Patent Forecast shows 5 patent assets from Apex Neuro…

Nex Team App Adds New Features. What’s its Goal?

Nex Team, an industry leader in the world of app-based basketball skills development, has been in a rapid growth stage for some time now, landing partnerships with basketball teams and leagues all over the United States.  Nex Team has…

Why Should Teewinot Watch Newcomers in Cannabinoid Biosynthesizers?

A commercialized process of cannabinoid biosynthesis could be worth a fortune in the coming years. Teewinot Life Sciences appears to have a notable lead in cannabinoid biosynthesizers patents, giving it an exclusive edge over competition…

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