RingPack is Looking For a Partner

RingPack is a recent Portuguese startup with an innovative portable food box. It recently obtained a European patent for its lid that converts into a handle. The company allegedly has paperboard prototypes for snacks, popcorn, and dry…

Q-CTRL Is Betting More on Its Model Than On Its Patent Portfolio

A sure sign that quantum computing is inching toward realization is that companies are arising to facilitate the development of quantum computing infrastructure in ways beyond merely building the computers themselves. Q-CTRL, an…

Contactless Sleep Tracking is Growing — Who’s Patenting?

Tech giants Google and Amazon have both been in the news for their interest in contactless sleep tracing using radar or infrared monitoring. Google has the stronger patent portfolio to support such products, thanks to its Soli chip and…

Alibaba Launches NFT Marketplace… What’s Next?

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce and technology company affiliated with the Ant Group and Alipay, is one of the largest patent holders in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, with over 800 patent assets. In early 2020, the company filed…

FogHorn Gets Deal with Aramco

Foghorn Systems is a startup based in Sunnyvale, CA that develops edge intelligence solutions for IoT applications deployed in industrial or commercial settings. Founded in 2014, Foghorn has raised over $70 million in funding and was…

Smart Cannabis Dosing through Meta Analysis

One of the biggest drawbacks to medicinal cannabis use is knowing how much to use. Do you take one puff, two, or smoke until you’re married to your furniture with your thoughts heading into the abyss? That’s what many studies seek to…

Stats Perform Moves Into Cricket, Bowling Over Competitors

Stats Perform is primarily known for its role as a data provider to professional sports leagues worldwide, but recently has appeared to diversify its revenue streams and become a leader in AI-powered analytics. Its two biggest sports data…

Apple’s Car is Moving Along

Late August 2021, Apple had a patent issue for “Enabling lidar detection.” Apple has 14 documents in the space, so we can see it is making progress. Many of us have heard or seen news relating to an Apple car; however, the car may be three…

Helium Isn’t Full of Hot Air

Internet of Things and blockchain-based network provider Helium has raised $111M in a fundraising token sale, led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). A16z was behind investments for many successful cryptocurrency startups,…

Samsung Updates Watch — No Surprise to Patent Forecast

After partnering with Google to jointly develop a wearables operating system, Samsung has released its latest smartwatch, which uses the new OS and which has updates to sleep tracking and other health-related functionalities. One of the…

Gorby Enters The Biodegradable Packaging Market The Right Way

Compostable coffee pods and utensils is a common theme for the Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast®. No company has attained a dominant position, but a newest entrant may be on its way to changing that. Unlike most of the previous…

AI is the Future of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgeries require substantial force to properly insert an implant for a patient. Some orthopaedic surgeries require a surgeon to hammer an implant to align in with a patient's autonomy. One problem with this is that surgeons…

Theta Labs Ties For Second As It Wins Third Patent

Theta Labs is a startup that is building a content-delivery network for streaming and video delivery. Theta Labs was previously featured in an insight about some of the big-name partnerships it had been able to make with companies like…

Is AYR Wellness Making the Right Choice Going with Levia?

News surfaced mid-August 2021 that AYR Wellness would acquire Cultivauna, maker of the cannabis-infused spirit Levia. Levia is Massachusetts’ first cannabis beverage brand and is sold only in Massachusetts, as of August 2021. AYR Wellness,…

Why Is a Telecommunications Company Entering the Sports Analytics Sector?

With companies large and small trying to get involved in the rapidly growing sports analytics market, it is no surprise to see companies filing for patents that one would not expect to see in the sector. However, a specific group of…

Intel Says that Silicon-based Qubits are the Way of the Future, But It’s Leaving Its Options Open

Intel has been pursuing quantum computing technology since at least 2018, later than leaders in the sector like IBM, but long enough for it to amass a sizable patent portfolio in the sector. Intel’s first foray into quantum computing was a…

26 Reasons Why AdrenalineIP Should Keep Draftkings and Penn National Gaming Up at Night

While the sports betting patent space might still be in its early stages compared to others, competition is rapidly heating up. Larger, publicly-traded US-based companies like Draftkings and Penn National Gaming show surprisingly low…

Toshiba … Tires?

Toshiba Corporation has products and services ranging from power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard disk drives, printers, batteries, lighting, and quantum…

Latest Cannabis Patent Infringement Lawsuit – Who Could Be Next?

In what was supposed to be a pivotal case in cannabis, the United Cannabis v. Pure Hemp Collective patent litigation was brought to a less than desired ending when UCANN announced bankruptcy and sitting Judge William J. Martinez closed the…

Scotts Miracle-Gro Invests $150 Million to Pursue New Areas in Cannabis for Subsidiary – Patent Forecast Can Do Just That!

Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) has had a part in the cannabis industry since 2014 through its subsidiary Hawthorne Gardening Company who specializes in cannabis gardening and hydroponics. In August 2021, SMG announced its cannabis investment…

Innoviz is Innovating LiDAR

Innoviz Technologies has announced a collaboration with Whale Dynamic, an autonomous driving company based in China. These companies are joining forces to integrate Innoviz’s high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception…

Stats Perform Uses AI to Outperform Competition

If there is one thing Stats Perform has become a leader in since its inception, it's the applications of AI in sports analytics. The company hosts a full suite of solutions in fields such as broadcasting and data collection. According to a…

Swarmio Reduces Lag, Fast Tracks First Patent

Swarmio Media is a small startup in Canada that develops eSports monetization solutions and cloud-based computing platforms. Swarmio is still in the early stages as a company with only 40 employees and around $85k in revenue in 2020, but…

We Called It – Fitbit partners with LifeScan

The announcement of Fitbit’s partnership with LifeScan comes not even two weeks after Patent Forecast® predicted that smartwatch device leaders such as Fitbit, Apple, and Samsung would need to be part of future partnerships to compete with…

Does Cruz Foam Fit in the Market?

Cruz Foam has potential to disrupt part of the Biodegradable Packaging industry but Vericool is its biggest competitor. Cruz Foam is developing compostable flexible food packaging material. Its product is designed for microorganisms to…

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