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…

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,…

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…

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,…

Has Templum Given Up on Patents? What Are They Competing For – Last Place?

Patent activity precedes market activity, which also means that a troubled IP portfolio can precede future business woes. Templum appeared to be an early entrant into the alternative investment trading space, with eight applications…

Forge Might Want to Try Forging a Bigger Patent Portfolio (or Buy One)

In early June 2021, Patent Forecast® made note of the first patent application to be published for the CartaX platform. Among companies investing in expanding access to private market investment, it appears that patent protection is…

Volvo is Setting the Standard for Driver Safety, but Luminar is Bringing the Patents

As of late June, Volvo announced that its new XC90 electric SUV will be equipped with LIDAR as a standard safety feature. The sensors are developed by Luminar and are state-of-the-art, specifically made for this model vehicle. It plans on…

Google Nutanix And Keep An Eye On Them (and Google)

Nutanix is a startup founded by a former Google employee that develops virtualized datacenter infrastructure. The company was founded in 2009 and has received over one billion in total funding. Nutanix is new to the Edge Computing sector…

Flow Battery Manufacturer Bushveld Has No Patents; Invests In Companies That Do. Hmmm…

Everyone knows the saying “build versus buy” when talking about a new project but Bushveld Minerals is adding a new question: build, buy, or invest? Bushveld Minerals is based in South Africa and is a major producer of vanadium, one of the…

FanVestor Thinks Fans Are The Future Of Entertainment Investing; Knows It Needs Patents

One of the most remarkable things about blockchain technology is the way in which it enables the democratization of the investment process. NFTs enable people without massive stores of wealth to access a new asset class, while companies…

Forget Project Quantum, AMD Tackles Real Quantum Computing

Back in 2015, AMD, best known for designing GPUs competing with NVIDIA, announced a compact high-concept computer that could be used for gaming called Project Quantum. Despite there being very little news about the system in the following…

aMDi Labs Wants To Detect Pathogens On The Go, But Is It Worth the Investment?

Even as the pandemic era winds to a close, patents directed to COVID-19 related solutions are likely going to continue to publish and issue for months and years in the future. Autonomous Medical Devices, doing business as aMDi Labs, is…

The University Of Arizona Patents New Type Of Qubit, But the Department of Energy Isn’t Buying It

Is the University of Arizona planning on licensing its phonon qubit quantum technology or is it just going to gather dust? Quantum Computing is a sector that sees large amounts of patent activity, but the types of qubits used tend to be…

Global Thermostat And Cleartrace Competing To Tokenize Cap And Trade. Patents Will Decide The Winner.

In late May 2021, Patent Forecast® noted that ClearTrace and the Universal Protocol Alliance were attempting to modernize Cap and Trade markets using tokenization. Now we know that they aren’t the only ones. In early June 2021, a patent…

India Is Desperate For A Coronavirus Solution, Which Might Conflict With Big Pharma

While India is not still recording daily case numbers as high as early May, make no mistake: the pandemic is still in full on disaster mode. India’s total number of cases is fast approaching that of the US and its daily deaths due to COVID…

Carta Attempts to Protect its New CartaX Platform. Will it be Enough to Make an Impact?

Carta operates the CartaX private securities exchange, which offered its first securities in February 2021, and now we know they didn’t entirely forget about patents for it. In late May 2021, an application was published for eShares (the…

Amazon Has its Eyes on Quantum Computing, but Not on Quantum Hardware…Yet

So far, among the tech giants, Amazon has been conspicuously absent from the Quantum Computing sector. Until May 27, 2021, Amazon had only one patent asset in the sector, while companies like Google have 80 and IBM has over 300. Four…

IBM Branches Out, Microsoft Shudders

IBM has its eyes on a topological quantum computer and Microsoft must be worried. Like virtually every company with investment in quantum computing, IBM has previously only been committed to a single qubit type, with investment only in…

Seqirus is Ditching Eggs to Make More Effective Flu Vaccines

Seqirus is trying to right the ship when it comes to influenza vaccine misfires by isolating a problem in development: the use of eggs. Seqirus is already one of the world’s leading producers of influenza vaccines, but one of its latest…

Big Tech has Already Shown Interest in Quantum AI, the US Government is Next

What’s a sure sign that Quantum AI is a serious area of development? Major government contractors are investing. Patent Forecast® already highlighted Google and Microsoft’s efforts to accelerate artificial intelligence development using…

ClearTrace is Bringing Accountability to Energy Usage. Time for a Cap and Trade Exchange Platform?

In early May 2021, Patent Forecast® highlighted a mysterious Canadian company patenting methods to tokenize royalties on mineral and gas rights. Shortly thereafter, an application was published for ClearTrace, disclosing complementary…

Telefonica and Microsoft Partner for Industry, But What is Microsoft Bringing to the Table?

5G and the Edge are two technologies that naturally synergize to produce faster data processing for industrial applications. 5G needs edge computing capabilities, as the on-site processing enabled by Edge Computing is really the only way…

Shining a Light on Infectious Disease, and Killing it Softly

Entrepreneurs and wellness experts are always looking for alternatives to pharmaceuticals that help treat patients. Know Bio is responding to that search, as shown by four of its applications (1, 2, 3, 4)…

Patent Forecast® Investigates: 2218716 Alberta Ltd.

Every so often patents appear in a sector that are easy to miss because they aren’t assigned to a large company or to a start-up that has been receiving much press. These patents are even more often ignored if they are assigned to a…

Microsoft, Google, and Others are Accelerating Machine Learning the Quantum Way

How long is it until the machines take over? Unclear, but it’s certain to be sooner with the development of quantum computing. In late April 2021, Microsoft was granted a patent for “adversarial quantum machine…

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