Is D-Wave Going to Partner for Finite Element Modelling?

D-Wave Systems has made some pretty major announcements recently, but it’s possible that more are yet to come. In March 2021, D-Wave Systems filed a patent application for ways of utilizing quantum computing to perform finite element…

D-Wave, Gate-Model Quantum Computing, and its Lessons in Adapting a Patent Portfolio

D-Wave Systems, one of the biggest and oldest producers of quantum computing hardware, announced in October 2021 that it would be developing a gate-model quantum computer that it plans to launch in 2023 or 2024 in addition to continuing to…

IonQ Prepares to Go Public. Are Its Patents Prepared?

IonQ is about to become the first publicly traded company purely dedicated to quantum computing. IonQ is expected to complete its combination with dMY Technology Group III at the end of September 2021 and go public, expecting to receive…

Build vs Buy vs Partner: Big Banks and Quantum Technology

In March 2021, Patent Forecast reported how Bank of America was extending its interests in quantum technology to hardware. However, it’s worth noting how BofA’s strategy contrasts with other big banks. In September 2021, Goldman Sachs…

Patent Data Shows That Coldquanta Is Changing Up Its Game Plan, Embracing Quantum Computing

Qubits are already cold, but they are about to get colder. In September, 2021, a patent application was published for ColdQuanta for a qubit array trap for trapping particles to form qubits for a quantum computer. ColdQuanta is not…

We Finally Have a Clue Into Amazon’s Future Quantum Computing Hardware, and It’s Not What IBM or Google are Doing

Is Amazon’s old quantum computer just over the horizon? While Amazon has begun patenting cloud computing methods incorporating the use of quantum hardware, it still has yet to show any activity in patenting quantum hardware. Amazon…

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…

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…

Back to Abaxx: Dipping Its Toes Into NFTs through Operem

Patent Forecast® followers will know that Abaxx has been trying to enter the already crowded patent space of commodities tokenization, but it has more up its sleeve. In August 2021, an application published for Argosoperem LLC for a method…

Rahko Has Its Focus in the Right Place, But its Patent Portfolio Doesn’t Rock

Among the exciting new possibilities for quantum computing is faster and more efficient drug discovery, which could fundamentally change the way that the pharmaceutical industry operates. Rahko is one British start-up that is trying to be…

HQS Begins Developing Patent Portfolio in an Already Crowded Field

In addition to developing hardware for quantum computers, innovators are constantly looking for ways in which quantum computing can be used to solve challenges with which classical computers struggle. One such challenge is modeling quantum…

Abaxx Brings Tokenization to Commodities Markets, But Is It Already There?

Abaxx is a Canadian start-up specializing in reducing risk in commodities trading. According to its social media, its Singapore-based platform is set to launch later in 2021. Abaxx has been open about how its platform is planning on using…

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…

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