Oregon Wants Clean Energy? Hello Demand Response + Energy Storage

The Pacific Northwest is highly reliant on renewable energy and this dependency is not letting up. The region’s proximity to the Columbia River makes them especially reliant on hydroelectricity. The region’s clean energy initiatives are a…

Cannabis Crickets Might be the Key to Expanding Human Life to Mars

Worldwide, high profile billionaires are pouring money into the space race. According to Euroconsult’s Government Space Programs 2019 report, $70.9 billion was spent on government space programs around the world in 2018. Elon Musk’s…

VistaPak – Your Compostable Coffee Companion

VistaPak could be an excellent partner with some of the other participants in the biodegradable packaging industry. 2021 appears to be the year of coffee for the Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast® with some major activity including:…

Dexcom and the Race to Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring

Dexcom leads glucose monitoring in the AI Biotech Patent Forecast® with 48 patent assets as shown in the radian above. So far, the company’s main focus has been making its continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems compatible with major…

Rockwell Still Investing In Edge Computing, But Its Patent Portfolio Doesn’t Rock…Well

Rockwell Automation is an industrial automation company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rockwell was initially active in the edge computing sector with seven total patent assets, but their most recent issuance is from 2019 and their last…

Is Bose Reinvesting in Sleep Tech?

Bose has focused its consumer sleep technology on earbuds and other audio devices, which fits in with the company’s other products but which have not yet been widely adopted as sleep trackers. Nevertheless, Bose’s patent activity indicates…

Is Amazon Really Pursuing Cryptocurrency? Or Is It a Conspiracy Theory?

In July 2021, Amazon posted a job listing for a “digital currency and blockchain product lead,” and Bitcoin and Ether prices both increased by more than 10% a few days later. The jump has been attributed to the tech giant’s potential…

Cosmic Rays Might Put Quantum Computing in a Daze, But IBM Has Its Ways

A report published in July 2021 out of the University of Wisconsin has found that cosmic rays may have a significant effect on the accuracy of quantum computers, raising concerns about the viability of some of the technology. Cosmic rays…

Hawk-Eye Lands Partnership with NFL. Now It Needs Patents

Hawk-Eye announced in July 2021 that it would be entering a partnership with yet another professional sports league, the NFL, to supply its SMART Replay technology to help referees in the making of replay decisions. The technology will be…

NASDAQ Private Market is Spinning Out, But What Does That Mean For Its IP

NASDAQ Private Market (formerly known as SecondMarket Solutions), a software company focused on providing liquidity for private equity investments, was fully acquired by NASDAQ in 2015. After only fully owning the company for six years,…

Tesla sells Ultracapacitor Technology to former Maxwell Executives- Why?

Late July 2021, Tesla announced that it was selling Maxwell Technologies’ ultracapacitor business to UCAP Power, an ultracapacitor company started by former Maxwell executives. Tesla originally bought Maxwell Technologies back in 2019 with…

Invinity Energy Systems is Patent-less No More, Just As Patent Forecast Predicted

In June 2021, Patent Forecast® highlighted Invinity Energy Systems, the product of a merger between two vanadium flow battery pioneers, the UK-based RedT and US-based Avalon Battery. Invinity was recently awarded four flow battery projects…

Luminar Is Leading LiDAR? “You Betcha”

Luminar Technologies Inc. has announced that it will be acquiring OptoGration Inc., Luminar’s own InGaAs chip partner in an exclusive deal. These chips have been an integral part in the supply chain for Luminar’s sensors. Luminar acquired…

Flow Acquires Halo Neuro and its 28 Patent Assets – Now What?

Neuromodulation is technology that alters nerve activity by delivering electrical or chemical signals directly to a target area. Flow Neuroscience uses such technology to treat depression, which is associated with lower neural activity in…

Trilliant Continues to Roll Out New and Innovative Smart Meters, But Where Are the Patents!?

Trilliant Networks, headquartered in Cary, NC, connects customers, devices, and utilities with its smart grid and smart meter technologies, and its communication platform. Trilliant is a relatively small player in the demand response…

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk’s Space Race Goes Beyond Rocket Launches

Space travel may be at the forefront of the public’s mind, but the space race extends much further, with satellite constellations becoming a competitive area as companies compete to control broadband and cellular satellite access. While…

LOLIWARE And The Edible Cup Dream

Backed by Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran, Loliware is trending in the right direction with its patent strategy. Loliware is an edible bioplastics company with a focus on creating the first edible drinking cup. The company’s goal is to…

Patents Suggest Cancer Treatments are Next for GW Pharmaceuticals After Epilepsy

GW Pharmaceuticals, purchased by Jazz Pharmaceuticals in May of 2021, has brought the cannabis spotlight onto itself, firstly by creating the largest cannabis-related patent portfolio and secondly by receiving the first FDA approval for a…

GW Pharmaceuticals’ Patent Assets Cover Treating Cancer with Cannabinoids

GW Pharmaceuticals has done a great job keeping everyone in the cannabis industry on their toes from its FDA drug approval to its recent acquisition by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. The latest buzz to come from GW is its recently granted patent…

Coinplug Joins Number of Korean Crypto Firms Partnering with Banks. The Difference? Patents

Woori Financial Group, one of the largest banks in South Korea, has partnered with Korean startup Coinplug to establish a digital asset custody service. Korean legislation is strict on cryptocurrency exchanges, requiring that they take…

AT&T Partners With Google Cloud As Edge Computing Follows Buddy System

AT&T recently expanded their partnership with Google Cloud, enabling use of AT&T’s Network Edge platform for Google Cloud workloads and adding Google Cloud functionality like artificial intelligence to AT&T’s multi-access edge…

Kryo Goes Pro

Kryo, Inc has partnered with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds to provide its ChiliSleep™ temperature-controlling sleep products, which include a mattress pad that can be controlled by a mobile app. The Seattle Mariners have been…

What Does Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Mean for Flow Batteries?

If you’ve been reading the news over the past few months, you’ve heard of President Biden’s proposed multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bill and the partisan debate surrounding it. Some of the most talked about projects included in the…

LiDAR Competition is Revving Up

July 13, 2021 two more companies in the LiDAR sector make headway in the sensor market. Veoneer, Inc. and Baraja Pty Ltd. have signed a non-exclusive agreement to develop and market a Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR for autonomous vehicles and the…

Mitsubishi Chemical is Teaming up with IBM on Quantum Computing, For Now…

In June 2021, Mitsubishi Chemical and Toyota Motor announced that they would be using IBM’s quantum computers to leverage quantum computing technology for industrial applications, with a number of the companies, also including Hitachi,…

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