VistaPak – Your Compostable Coffee Companion

VistaPak could be an excellent partner with some of the other participants in the biodegradable packaging industry. 2021 appears to be the year of coffee for the Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast® with some major activity including:…

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk’s Space Race Goes Beyond Rocket Launches

Space travel may be at the forefront of the public’s mind, but the space race extends much further, with satellite constellations becoming a competitive area as companies compete to control broadband and cellular satellite access. While…

LOLIWARE And The Edible Cup Dream

Backed by Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran, Loliware is trending in the right direction with its patent strategy. Loliware is an edible bioplastics company with a focus on creating the first edible drinking cup. The company’s goal is to…

Another Compostable Coffee Pod without Patents. Sigh.

On July 2, 2021, Patent Forecast highlighted a compostable coffee pod battle between C-P Flexible, Nexe, and Keurig. Now it appears that another entrant has entered the competition, Blue Circle Packaging. Blue Circle Packaging is a…

Is Cryopak Left Out In The Cold?

Cryopak announced the expansion of its ecologically-friendly shipping solutions but it may be blocked out of the biodegradable packaging space in the future due to its lack of patents in the Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast®.…

NicoVentures – First Cannabis, Now Biodegradable Packaging!

Just last week (June 17, 2021), Patent Forecast® highlighted Nicoventures Trading Limited and its 29 published patent applications for oral tobacco alternatives comprising nicotine and cannabinoids. Now they also have a patent application…

Inline Packaging Brings Peace of Mind to Microwave Chefs

Microwavable food such as Hot Pockets typically require packaging designed to induce heat. Generally, this packaging is nonbiodegradable and each individual food item has its own packaging, so there is a need for biodegradable microwavable…

Wallner R&D Has Pizza Party, Results In Solid Patent

Wallner Expac Inc. has another patent application directed towards an expandable mesh food support. The paperboard mesh tray insert is designed for a pizza carton and can isolate food from oil and juices that make food turn soggy!   This…

SC Johnson Buys 2 Earthy Companies, Enjoys Earthy Patent, More Earthiness On The Way

In late May 2021, Method Products, PBC had a patent application published for a biodegradable and water soluble packaging composition. The composition appears to include a  biodegradable nonionic polysaccharide; a biodegradable ionic…

Finally An Ice Pack That Is Good For The Environment. But is 1 patent enough?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an uptick in online ordering and deliveries, which resulted in an increase in ice packs usage. This is a concern for the environment because the material in gel ice packs can lower the incineration…

There’s A Patent Gap In AI Dermatology And Google May Be In Trouble

In May 2021, Google announced an artificial intelligence dermatology tool designed to help users understand issues with their skin, hair, and nails from the comfort of their own homes. The tool requires a user to take a picture of their…

Angular Velocity Angling for the US Market

Angular Velocity is new to the US patent space, but not to patents nor the sports analytics market. The company provides a unique API to see athletes’ performance data and provides data to TV broadcasters. Angular Velocity specializes in…

Cove Signs Exclusive Deal with RWDC. Bacardi and Nestle Should Pay Attention

Polyhydroxy alkanoates (PHA) are the go-to material for future packaging.  Almost a year and a half after Patent Forecast®  recognized the Nestle and Danimer Scientific partnership in January of 2019, Nestle still lacks a product and…

AI is the Future for Surgery. Stryker Knows It.

It has been five years since Wright and Tornier merged and adopted the Wright Medical Group name. Stryker then acquired Wright Medical Group in 2020. The acquisition is an IP boon to Stryker, as Wright Medical had 16 patent assets publish…

More Paper Water Bottles But Zero Patents. A Bit Risky.

Stora Enso is partnering with Pulpex to industrialize the production of eco-friendly wood fiber pulp paper bottles and containers. Pulpex claims to have produced the world’s first 100% PET free paper bottle so the product…

Is T-Mobile Developing a Wearable?

Have you ever looked at your phone and immediately felt your stress and blood pressure increase due to a phone call? What if you had a wearable device that is able to correlate your stress with a phone call and screen the call for…

Lack of Patent Activity Provides Opening in Sports Analytics

Getting a proper evaluation of your athletic skills is difficult and getting noticed by colleges is even harder. This is where College Sports Evaluation comes in. Its platform works in conjunction with Blast…

Closedloop.Ai Has Stiff Competitors, No Patents. Cue Ominous Shark Soundtrack.

It is important to protect your inventions but apparently AI biotech software companies such as  Closedloop.AI and others don’t see it that way. This may be the result of disarray caused by Alice in 2014 or the constant change in guidance…

K-Cup Showdown: Keurig vs. Nexe Innovation

NEXE Innovation Inc., formally known as G-Pak technology, launched its XOMA Keto micro-ground compostable coffee pods. These pods are compatible with the Keurig machine, so it could provide competition to Keurig Green Mountain.…

Why Patent Assets Helped Secure $80 Million for Tesseract Health

Patent assets provide competitive advantage for a company, even when it is not the first entrant to a market. Retinal imaging and artificial intelligence is not a new concept (See (1) RetinAi,  (2) Diagnos, (3) PixelPlex, and (4) DeepMind…

Why Is Packaging Concepts Investing in Patents 50 Years After Creation?

Although Packaging Concepts Inc. has been around since 1972, it had zero patent assets for biodegradable packaging until its recent publication in April 2021. Packaging Concepts may have finally realized that it had zero protection if more…

Tipa’s Patents Come Up Short. Can They Stand Up To P&G?

The Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast® has highlighted TIPA’s activity over 4 times during the past year. The startup has raised over $50 million and has been fairly active with 12 patent assets over the past 5 years. TIPA is in a…

Should Dsm Care About Cryovac? If It Cares About The Environment It Should

With the FIRST patent asset directed towards a biodegradable film for cheese ripening, Cryovac, Inc. is claiming a stake in the Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast®. Currently, Pack-Age® is the leading product for cheese ripening…

A New Player Enters the Biodegradable Packaging Sector. Who Cares?

After officially being incorporated in August of 2020, Enlightened Product Solutions already has its first patent application for renewable sourced biodegradable polyolefin packaging.  Enlightened Product Solutions does not currently have…

Fidelity Is New to Edge Computing. Without Patents They Are Forced to Partner

Telecommunications provider Colt Technology Services is extending its partnership with IBM to incorporate IBM’s Cloud Satellite with Colt’s edge network. But who has the upper hand in the patent space? Colt Technology does not have any…

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