Rockwell Still Investing In Edge Computing, But Its Patent Portfolio Doesn’t Rock…Well

Rockwell Automation is an industrial automation company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rockwell was initially active in the edge computing sector with seven total patent assets, but their most recent issuance is from 2019 and their last…

AT&T Partners With Google Cloud As Edge Computing Follows Buddy System

AT&T recently expanded their partnership with Google Cloud, enabling use of AT&T’s Network Edge platform for Google Cloud workloads and adding Google Cloud functionality like artificial intelligence to AT&T’s multi-access edge…

Lumen Leverages Patent Portfolio To Make Key Partnerships

Lumen Technologies is one of the top ten companies in the edge computing sector with over 30 patent assets in the last five years. They have been utilizing this position to strike partnerships with other large companies recently, with one…

Verizon Dips Its Toes Into The Blockchain Pool

Verizon has been active in the edge computing industry since back in 2009, making them one of the earliest major entries to the sector. In the past ten years (2011-2021), Verizon has sixty total patent assets, with 41 documents in Platform…

Should Microsoft Let The Limelight Shine On Game Pass?

Microsoft uses edge computing for multiple purposes, but recently one area of strong investment has been through its gaming division. Microsoft’s game streaming platform, Game Pass, has been heavily invested in over the past year to offer…

Communications Gets Left Behind As Edge Computing Gains Momentum

Edge computing has been booming lately, propelled by advancements in chip technology, the adoption of 5G, and COVID-19. This expansion seems to be leaving behind the communications category of edge computing, leaving room for a company to…

NetraDyne Keeps Driving Momentum

NetraDyne, a California based startup focused on deep learning and computer vision solutions for driver analytics and safety, recently gained another partnership, this time with OmniVision, a digital imaging company. NetraDyne only…

Intel’s IP Roadmap – Great. Product Planning – Not So Great

Intel quickly became the leader in edge computing even though they did not begin filing patents in the space until 2017. They made up for the late start by keeping up a relentless pace in patent applications that has allowed them to…

Honda is a Trendsetter for…Samsung?

As the saying goes, slow patent activity makes for strange bedfellows. Or at least that should be the saying. While Samsung is not partnering with Honda, it is following Honda’s idea of partnering with companies that have existing…

Dell Lags in Edge Computing – Partnership Might be an Option.

Dell is often touted as one of the leaders in the edge computing industry, and even recently discussed how edge computing was a major component in its future plans as a company with the release of their Streaming Data Platform. However, it…

Dell, Vapor IO, and VMware Partner to Define the Cutting Edge in Edge Computing

Dell, Vapor IO, VMware, and a few other startups have all announced a partnership called the Open Grid Alliance. The goal of the Alliance is to define and standardize what a future edge-focused Internet could and should look like. This is…

Red Hat Capitalizes on their Growing Portfolio

Red Hat just announced a major update to their Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 platform, clearly building off their success in the edge computing industry. Red Hat has been active in the sector over the past three years and is clearly one of…

IBM is watching Mimik. Should you?

Mimik Technology is a startup based in Vancouver that develops hybrid edge cloud solutions. It is a new company to join the Patent Forecast® Edge Computing Platform Sector and only appears with two patent applications so far. However, it…

No Patents? Find A Partner Who Has Some. Honda, Meet Verizon

Once again, slow patent activity has forced a company to partner in order to stay competitive. Honda, not wanting to be left behind, has started working with Verizon to research mobile edge computing interacting with 5G and…

T-Mobile Partners with Lumen. One Reason? Enormous IP Portfolio

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has struck a partnership with T-Mobile to offer edge computing services over T-Mobile’s 5G Network. This partnership follows deals with cloud providers like Google and Amazon who have also paired…

Microsoft Quiet in Patents but Active in Acquisitions

Has Microsoft stopped inventing and now enters acquisition mode to innovate in edge computing? Patent Forecast® data in the Edge Computing platform sector reveals Microsoft activity has shifted from build to buy.  With only 3 new…

FedEx Ships Dell as a Partner

FedEx and Dell recently announced a partnership to build a mini-datacenter that will help FedEx utilize edge computing for its logistics facilities. The goal is to expand the use of advanced robotics and automation, as well as more…

Debt is a Hidden Gem

The Securities Tokenization sector is still a very new industry and technology space. With few patents overall and a great long-term outlook, the sector is filled with opportunity for companies in the industry or new companies looking to…

Akamai Making Moves in Edge Computing

Akamai Technologies is a content-delivery and cloud services company that was founded in 1998. Akamai is in the top three in total patent documents for edge computing in the last three years with 26 total documents, behind only Intel…

A Berry Good Idea?

Rentberry Inc. is a rental service platform that was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, CA. They have raised over $8.8 Million to date with their most recent funding round on May 29th, 2020. They have focused on blockchain…

Computing at the Planet’s Edge?

Microsoft makes another appearance this week due to the recent news that they will be partnering with SpaceX. This partnership specifically focuses on connecting Microsoft's cloud computing service, Azure, to the new SpaceX Starlink…

nChain Linking Together Victories

nChain is a young startup that develops and provides blockchain-based solutions for consumer and enterprise use. Founded in 2015 and based in London, UK, they were acquired by High Tech Fund in 2017. nChain has been an active player in the…

Valmont Industries Wins First Patent

Valmont Industries Inc., founded in 1946 and headquartered in Valley, Nebraska, is known for designing and manufacturing a variety of equipment such as wireless communication towers, highway safety barriers, and agriculture equipment. They…

Console Wars at the Edge

Sony and Microsoft are familiar competitors, with every generation of gaming sparking a new debate over the superior console. While the "console-war" has existed for close to twenty years, Microsoft and Sony also make an appearance in the…

Smart Contracts Coming to Employee Stock Options?

Add Session Document Connection Smart contracts and equity tokenization have been the most popular idea so far with tokenization, but company Bloomio is offering a new take on that idea with their most recent patent that outlines utilizing…

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