Resmed Is Trouble For Google

Google had FOUR patent applications published in the middle of February 2022. Each patent application was directed to contactless sleep tracking and filed on the same day. These applications are related to Google’s Nest Hub. Interestingly,…

Sony/Hawk-Eye Enters the Training and Coaching Space

After its acquisition of the sports tracking company Hawk-Eye, Sony has become active in the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast®, filing multiple patents to protect improvements of Hawk-Eye’s baseline technology the often lacks the same…

Promising DMT Phase I Trial Results Released by Small Pharma

Psychedelic therapies are growing in interest across the world. In Texas, the government has begun studying the efficacy of psilocybin in treating PTSD in veterans. Now, neuroscience company, Small Pharma, Inc., has more insight into the…

Portable Cannabis Testing Market to Grow in Popularity with Increased Recreational Cultivation

Instant cannabis and hemp potency testing company GemmaCert, Ltd. received its second patent for its GemmaCert cannabis analysis products, GemmaCert Professional and GemmaCert Lite. The GemmaCert Professional and GemmaCert Lite are used to…

How Soundwave Is Using Its Patent Portfolio To Offset Competitors

In 2019, Patent Forecast highlighted hearing aid startup, Soundwave Hearing. At the time, the company had 2 patent applications in the AI Biotech Patent Forecast® sector and had a goal of enabling people to easily program their own hearing…

Virtual Item Counterfeits: Will People Care?

The Metaverse is said to provide one of the central use cases for NFTs, but the question remains: Will people care? NFTs, as they exist now, typically do not convey a legal right, such as a copyright, in an existing art piece. Instead,…

Is the Metaverse Supplanting AR’s Hype?

With the release of Pokemon Go in 2016 and the earlier stories about Google Glass, Augmented Reality appeared to be a hot trend in gaming, but with that excitement fading, much of the hype appears to have gone to the Metaverse instead.…

Modding the Metaverse On the Go

The vision of the Metaverse most commonly portrayed right now is that of a single prerendered environment, or one in which major structural alterations to the virtual landscape are rolled out by a central creator (such as Meta). However,…

Cannabis Clinical Trials – What’s Going On?

Cannabis clinical trials have been ongoing in the US since 2002, with close to one thousand studies documented on the Clinical Trials server.  Many of these studies are publicly funded, but some are sponsored by companies developing…

Casper Sleep Means Business

In December of 2019, Patent Forecast highlighted Casper Sleep’s patent publication for a temperature-regulating mattress that included dual-zone heating and cooling temperature regulation using air. In February 2022, the…

SMT Takes on the Olympics

SportsMedia Technology (SMT) has continued its relationship with NBC by collaborating to provide on-screen graphics for the Winter Olympics as well as results and timing interface services. This continual collaboration between the two…

Automotive Manufacturers Continue to Race Towards Edge Computing Dominance

Toyota is no stranger to the edge computing sector as it has been the leader in automotive edge computing since 2019. Toyota’s dominance in the sector has pushed its automotive competitor Honda to ramp up its own patent activity through…

Drone Delivery – Who’s Going to Make It?

The car-based delivery app business model is not profitable.  Drone delivery, whose costs are 1/10 those of human car-based delivery, stands a better chance. But while it appears to be economically viable from this early viewpoint, does…

What is next for Sony in the AI Biotech/Diagnostics Sector?

In March 2021 Patent Forecast highlighted Sony for its sudden growth in the AI Biotech Patent Forecast® sector. At the time, Sony’s patent assets in the sector increased from 2 to 8 in the span of 1 year. Interestingly, the new patent…

Where Do Olympians Sleep? In Un-Patented Sleep Pods

Not only is the Olympics a display of high-flying athletes, but it’s also a display of hi-tech. Keeson Technology has provided sleep cabins for the Olympics. The sleep cabins provide a place for journalists to work and rest and are…

Can CBD Treat SARS-CoV-2 Variants? Patent Filings Say Yes

Patent Forecast has highlighted in two insights (Can CBD Obliterate COVID Variants? Hello Nasal Spray & Were You Exposed to COVID-19? Here’s What You Could Do Next.) the increase in filings for treating COVID-19 with cannabinoids,…

Adidas Looks Back Towards Telemetry

While Adidas is not, by any means, a new face in the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast®, it has been a while since we have seen a filing on the Data Analytics side of the Patent Radian®.  This is especially true in regards to applications…

Pay Attention: Enlightenment Product Solutions is Back

In April 2021, Patent Forecast highlighted Enlightened Product Solutions, an unknown company from Florida, for its patent application for a renewable sourced biodegradable polyolefin packaging. It appears that patent application was only…

Rehab2Fit Gets 5 New Patent Assets – Competitors Should Pay Attention

In America it is estimated that 126 million people suffer from knee, hip, shoulder, and/or back pain. It is also estimated that 70% of adults in rehab do not do the recommended at home exercises, thereby inhibiting their long term recovery…

Comcast Enters the Sleep Sector – Partners Anyone?

Comcast Communications was issued its second patent for enhancing a user's sleep cycle. Unfortunately, just like the parent application, the patent is only directed towards method claims. Generally, method claims are harder to enforce than…

Can CBD Obliterate COVID Variants? Hello Nasal Spray.

Note: This article is not intended as medical advice. In August 2021, Patent Forecast reported on a patent describing the use of mouthwashes and nasal sprays including cannabidiol (CBD) for prevention or treatment of COVID. A study…

Trackman Beats Out Toptracer for PGA Partnership – Which We Predicted 6 Months Ago

Toptracer is out and Trackman is officially in following a recent deal signed between the company and the PGA Tour. The deal announced in early February 2022, details Trackman as the official radar and club and ball tracking technology…

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