Ford Joins Edge Computing But Toyota Has A Head Start

Toyota is currently the leader among car manufacturers and it isn’t close. Despite Kia Motors having an earlier entrance into the edge computing space, that start has only mustered one issued patent and two patent applications published.…

LightForce Orthodontics Improves Old Technology to Find White Space in Sector

Over the last decade teeth-straightening clear aligners have greatly increased in popularity and accessibility. This is shown by the takeover of the Dental category of the AI Biotech Patent Forecast® by Align Technology, the manufacturer…

Simple Container Solutions Has Another Issued Patent and It’s BROAD 

Patent Forecast has mentioned Simple Container Solutions not once, not twice, but three times in 2021. In November 2021, Simple Container Solutions was issued another patent. The issued patent covers a cellulose-based insulation liner that…

This Inhaler Company Could be Big Tobacco’s Next Target for Acquisition

Philip Morris International took the world by surprise when it announced it would acquire Vectura Group, an inhaler technology and platform company, in September 2021. The main concern - what is Philip Morris going to do with a company…

Verano’s Strategic Position in Florida that Could Lead it to the Top

Verano Holdings, LLC got its humble start in Illinois, privately funded with $120 million and poised to strategically consolidate operating cannabis facilities in what will help it to become one of the US’s leading multi-state operators…

Watch out for HIO Media

In mid-November, Hole-in-One (HIO) Media had its second patent application publish in the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast®. The application is a continuation of its previously granted application that relates to technology for displaying…

An Alarm that Adjusts Itself for More Sleep? Yes Please.

*Insert iPhone alarm sound* Can you hear it ringing in your head? The sound we all too well know, your morning alarm. How long does it take you to calculate how much sleep you’re going to get based on what time you intend on going to bed…

What’s Philip Morris’ Intention with Vectura?

Speculations arose with the September 2021 Philip Morris International (PMI) acquisition of inhaler maker Vectura Group. Philip Morris said the acquisition is part of its long-term plan to become “smoke-free” and a “broader healthcare and…

The US Government is Interested in Psychedelics

In cooperation with Yale University, The Department of Veterans Affairs could be looking into treating mood disorders using psychedelics. Arising from NIH grant MH101498 is a patent application with claims for treating or preventing a mood…

Should the Psychedelics Industry Worry about the Compass Pathways Psilocybin Patent?

Psychedelics are becoming the new cannabis. University and private company interest has grown quickly over the last 5 years. Many companies like MindMed and NeonMind have announced their filings of provisional patent applications and are…

Livepeer v. Theta Labs: Livepeer Quickly Falling Behind Theta’s Fast Start

Livepeer and Theta Labs have similar business goals, both are offering revolutionary new ways to stream video content using decentralized blockchain technology while exploring additional technology avenues like NFTs to expand their…

Smart Watches – What about DNA Watches?

DnaNudge is a British company that specializes in DNA testing. The company has 4 patent assets in the AI Biotech Patent Forecast®. The patent assets relate to the company’s main product, the DnaBean and band. To use the DnaBean, customers…

For Sleep Tech, Keep an Eye on Estonia?

Estonia has been taking active steps to position itself as an attractive place for entrepreneurs to start their businesses. Tax policies, e-residencies, and digital infrastructure are all part of the country’s startup-friendly…

What Happened to Nextiles?

In a previous insight, Patent Forecast® highlighted the rapidly growing IP surrounding the innovative technology of Nextiles and commended the company for their patent-first approach, but what’s happened to them since? The company has been…

Polymath Seeks to Solve Double Spend – A First Step to a Larger Portfolio?

Right now, the market of blockchain solutions for buying and selling securities is small, but there are signs of growth. Companies such as Equity Shift and CartaX have been early leaders into this space, but challengers are approaching. In…

Nvidia – More than A Computer Company

In early November Nvidia, a computer systems design services company, announced its self-driving car platform will be powered by Luminar’s LiDAR sensors. This caused Luminar’s stock to soar more than 55% in premarket trading. Nvidia’s…

Smart Patent Strategy Will Help Navio Develop Smart Cities

Navio International is a startup focused on developing Smart Cities with the use of stations that mount on the top of street lights. As opposed to new street lights with built-in sensors, Navio offers a product that mounts directly onto…

Select – Revolutionizing Body Composition But Missing Patents

Select Research is recognized as one of the world’s leading companies for 3D measuring of the human body. Most recently, the company has been using its 3D scanning capabilities to measure obesity and predict associated risks. The company’s…

$8.1 Million for Plant Packaging

Evanesce, a packaging startup, creates products such as food cutlery using upcycled plant starch and fibers. It has received $8.1 million in Series B funding. Surprisingly, Evanesce has patents with priority dates from 2006. This is a huge…

The NBA Looks To Join the Hawk-Eye Club

As sports technology becomes more and more sophisticated, it looks to be approaching a crucial point that is met with hope for some sports fans and dread for others. The times of automated officiating are quickly approaching sports of all…

Lexaria Bioscience To Test Altria-Backed DehydraTECH™ on Animal Seizures

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. isn’t a stranger to Patent Forecast®. In fact, we’ve been watching Lexaria since the acquisition of PoViva Tea to leverage its patented DehydraTECH which improves the delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients.…

Flexa Returns to Patenting

In May of 2021, digital payments platform Flexa announced that its payments platform could be used to convert between currencies within a single transaction. A customer could make a purchase using a currency of their choice, while a seller…

Patents and COVID Testing Applications

While the COVID-19 pandemic is hopefully winding down as the world enters the end of 2021, a question for investors and participants in the public health sector arises: What happens to all these startups trying to capitalize on the…

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