Second Leading Assignee in Cannabinoid Biosynthesis Secures Series A Funding

The second leading assignee behind Teewinot Life Sciences Corp. in the cannabinoid biosynthesis space just secured its Series A funding and it’s more than likely because of its patent assets. CB Therapeutics of Carlsbad, CA closed an…

Big Tobacco Is Eyeing Big Cannabis: Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, and Lobbying

One of the world’s largest tobacco companies is expanding to include cannabis in its portfolio of consumer goods. Virginia-based Altria began its cannabis pursuit in 2019 after it acquired a 45% stake in Canadian cannabis company Cronos…

Patents Saves Rear End of Fuma International in Infringement Lawsuit

On Monday May 24, 2021, a North Carolina federal court ruled that RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company’s popular e-cigarettes Vuse Solo and Vuse Ciro infringe Fuma International’s patent assets. Fuma claims RJR copied its e-cigarette designs after…

Cannabis Popularity Soars Along With Tests To Detect It

The Duquenois Levine Test is used in the field by law enforcement officers to test for THC presence in a suspected sample. The problem with this test is that it is simply a color change test for THC which can be triggered by trace amounts…

Is Cryptocurrency Cannabis’ Banking Solution?

Cryptocurrency has been trending since redditors sent the Gamestop stock soaring to the moon with their targets now set on Dogecoin. Recently, more people have come to trust the digital currency especially with the attention it has…

NC Company Ensures When You Buy Cannabis You See Cannabis Ads.

In 2020, US cannabis sales grew by 46% to reach a total of $17.5 billion, according to Colorado-based cannabis research firmBDSA. Inmar Clearing, Inc. of North Carolina DBA Carolina Services wants to target cannabis promotions to people…

CB Therapeutics Elevates Cannabinoid Biosynthesis Race

Having made its first commercial sale of rare cannabinoids back in June of 2020, CB Therapeutics is continuing to stake its claims in cannabinoid biosynthesis, receiving its second patent on April 20, 2021. This patent discloses a process…

NC Company Ensures When You Buy Cannabis You See Cannabis Ads

In 2020, US cannabis sales grew by 46% reaching a total of $17.5 billion, according to Colorado-based cannabis research firm BDSA. Inmar Clearing, Inc. of North Carolina DBA Carolina Services wants to target cannabis promotions to people…

Hound Labs, Cannabix and Vox Heat Up the Marijuana Breathalyzer Market

At the start of April 2021, Patent Forecast® released an insight going over some of the big name competitors getting their foot in the door early in cannabis impairment testing. Specifically, breathalyzer tests for THC have been the main…

Driving While High? Cannabis Sobriety Testing Heats Up

What’s the future of cannabis innovation? We see things before they happen using our Patent Forecast®. One of those is the development of sobriety tests for what is bound to become a future issue in America. That is, driving while high.…

CBD is gaining market traction – it’s called patents

As more and more research is being conducted on the now legal cannabinoid, cannabidiol is soon expected to be used to treat a plethora of diseases and conditions. Two new issued patents from March of 2021 explain the use of CBD for…

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…

Edibles are Trending

Cannabis use is blazing faster than a wildfire and with anxiety and stress levels up due to the pandemic, more people are asking themselves if cannabis is right for them. There are now many ways to consume cannabis whether smoked or…

Aphria, Tilray Merger – What does this mean for Canopy Growth?

Cannabis' new high is the Aphria and Tilray merger which was announced in December of 2020 and is set to create the largest cannabis company in the world based on pro forma earnings. What does this mean for Canopy Growth - the largest…

GAIACA Takes an Early Lead in the Cannabis Waste Category

Cultivating cannabis comes with compliance requirements, but did you know disposal of cannabis waste also does? Since often the cannabis waste material contains cannabinoids, it must be disposed of in a compliant manner. That's where…

The CBD Drug Race: Zynerba Pharmaceuticals v. GW Pharmaceuticals

We’ve all heard of cannabis patent leader GW Pharmaceuticals, Plc but have you heard of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc.?  Newer to the scene, Zynerba Pharmaceuticals is developing technologies right up GW Pharmaceuticals’ alley -…

Cannabis Could Treat One of US’s Largest Threats

The leading and fifth leading cause of death in the United States may have just met their match. Indication BioScience LLC was granted its first patent (US Patent No. 10,835,501) in November of 2020 for a pharmaceutical composition…

Investors Waste No Time After 5 States Vote to Legalize Cannabis

U.S. presidential election results might not be decided but 5 states have voted to legalize cannabis including Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Mississippi. Wasting no time, multi-state operator (MSO) Ayr Strategies of New…

NEC Looks to Buy Back Power

An invention (U.S. Patent Pub. No. 20190392534) by NEC Corporation filed in October of 2017 allows for a power producer to purchase back power produced for consumption in associated facilities at a desired rate. Effectively, a power…

Canopy Growth Printing Cannabis Compositions for a Personalized Effect

Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) wants you to be able to tailor your cannabis use to produce the effects you desire. To do this, they have invented a printable cannabinoid composition which also contains precise amounts of terpenes. …

Oral Cannabinoid Patent Race

Just this past week, six (6) patent applications (U.S. Patent Pub. Nos. 20200330339, '378, '423, '424, '425, & '602) were published in regards to oral cannabis compositions by five different companies: APIRx Pharmaceutical USA, LLC,…

Moving Away from Centralized Grid Control

Energy technology company REstore NV was recently issued U.S. Patent No. 10,804,702 entitled, “Self-organizing demand-response system” for a more decentralized control system for smart grids. Patent ‘702 discloses a peer-to-peer system for…

Remnants of GW Pharma and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Partnership Still Flowing in

Although nixed in 2017, remnants of the GW Pharmaceuticals plc and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Co. Limited partnership are still publishing to the USPTO database. In December of 2017, GW Pharmaceuticals regained full rights to develop and…

Aurora Cannabis Finally Receives First Patent

In March of 2019, Magic Number brought light to the fact that one of the largest cannabis companies in the world by market cap doesn’t have any issued cannabis patents or pending applications in the U.S. - that is, until now. Aurora…

3 Cannabis Cultivar Plant Patents Applied for by GenCann Inventors

This October, three (3) plant patent applications (US Patent Pub. Nos. 20200329599, ‚Äò600, & ‚Äò601) filed by GenCann, LLC inventors were published for three cannabis cultivars, "V1," "V2," and "V3" which contain a higher amount of…

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