SMT Re-Enters the Rink

In a previous insight, Patent Forecast® highlighted the rapid growth of SMT’s patent portfolio to capitalize on the white space that was once in the Telemetry Analytics subcategory and its exclusive contract for player and puck tracking in…

Genius Sports vs. Stats Perform

Two of the largest sports data companies worldwide are beginning to battle it out on the patent field. The two companies, Genius Sports and Stats Perform, have been rivals since their founding, but recently competition between their…

InPlay Technologies Could Have a Trick or Two Up Its Sleeve

In late September 2021, Patent Forecast discovered a new patent application filed from an unknown assignee. The application related to technology that was able to predict and mitigate the risk of injury by utilizing AI and machine learning…

WIN Reality Raises Debt Funding but How Is It Protecting Its IP?

Since its founding in December 2018, VR baseball and softball training company, WIN Reality, has taken the baseball and softball training industry by storm, already being implemented by professional and collegiate programs nationwide. The…

Opportunities Lie Where Disney Is Lacking

Disney has been a longtime leader in the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast® with years of patent activity devoted to both Data Analytics and Data Application. However, its lead might not last much longer if it continues the level of patent…

Are Topgolf and Trackman Preparing for Battle?

Both Trackman and Topgolf are known for their shot tracking abilities and implementation of these abilities for both fun and more serious training as their technology allows for players to track their shots and gather key metrics. A place…

IBM Patents in Events. What Comes Next?

IBM’s entrance into the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast® has been well-documented as the global patent leader looks to capitalize on technology areas forgotten by those already in the sector. One subcategory that has seen continuous…

Stats Perform Moves Into Cricket, Bowling Over Competitors

Stats Perform is primarily known for its role as a data provider to professional sports leagues worldwide, but recently has appeared to diversify its revenue streams and become a leader in AI-powered analytics. Its two biggest sports data…

Why Is a Telecommunications Company Entering the Sports Analytics Sector?

With companies large and small trying to get involved in the rapidly growing sports analytics market, it is no surprise to see companies filing for patents that one would not expect to see in the sector. However, a specific group of…

26 Reasons Why AdrenalineIP Should Keep Draftkings and Penn National Gaming Up at Night

While the sports betting patent space might still be in its early stages compared to others, competition is rapidly heating up. Larger, publicly-traded US-based companies like Draftkings and Penn National Gaming show surprisingly low…

Stats Perform Uses AI to Outperform Competition

If there is one thing Stats Perform has become a leader in since its inception, it's the applications of AI in sports analytics. The company hosts a full suite of solutions in fields such as broadcasting and data collection. According to a…

Intel Could Soon Blitz Sony’s Market in Sports Analytics

As discussed in a previous insight, Sony’s subsidiary, Hawk-Eye, signed on to provide its SMART Replay system to the NFL to be implemented in the upcoming season. The system allows for the synchronization of every camera angle being…

Hawk-Eye Lands Partnership with NFL. Now It Needs Patents

Hawk-Eye announced in July 2021 that it would be entering a partnership with yet another professional sports league, the NFL, to supply its SMART Replay technology to help referees in the making of replay decisions. The technology will be…

We Found A Match: Hudl and Pixellot

In a previous insight, Patent Forecast® discussed how Hudl (Agile Sports Technologies) has become active in a space where it has a patent deficiency. From the looks of it, Hudl won’t heed our warning as it appears to be staying course in…

EDH attempts to operate under the radar. Not so fast…

Within the Telemetry Analytics category, most of the top assignees are fairly notable companies in the sports analytics industry like SMT and Zebra Technologies. Then, you stumble across one that you likely have never heard of, EDH. It…

Patents Once Again Lead to Partnerships for Pixellot but Leave an Opening for Competitors

Pixellot has a long history of partnerships with different youth and amateur leagues across the world to leverage its AI powered, automated video production system to allow leagues the ability to broadcast games without high production…

SPACs Are Hot and Stats Perform is for Sale. With 46 Patent Assets, They Should Go Quickly..

  SPACs have been a staple of 2021 so far with companies left-and-right using them to go public instead of a traditional IPO, and leading the SPAC craze is the sports industry with new current and former players, sports executives,…

Track160 Secured the Funding but Is Falling Short on Exclusivity

With machine learning and AI being all of the craze now, it’s no surprise people from around the globe are finding implementations in sports. One of the more popular applications in sports, right now, is using machine learning to track…

If Sunscreen Can Let MLB Pitchers Cheat, Technology Should Catch It

If you’ve been following baseball recently then there’s no doubt that you’ve heard about spin rate. Players are calling out other players (Bauer vs. Cole), Tyler Glasnow’s UCL is tearing (at least partially), and bans are being placed all…

Buy vs Build IP strategy? Stats Perform does both.

Stats Perform is no newcomer to the sports analytics sector. As noted in multiple previous insights, it has set itself apart as being the premium data and AI analytics provider for sports leagues across the globe but wasn’t fairing so well…

Sports Analytic’s Up-And-Coming Rookie – IBM?!

IBM is a household name in computing, known for providing computer systems for a suite of different business and scientific applications. In sports, on the other hand, it isn’t very famous. Through a Google search of IBM and sports, the…

Who Wins in the Smart Basketball Rivalry? (Hint: Count The Patents)

Anytime new tech is announced, it is always followed by a flood of companies trying to capitalize on the associated market. With the introduction of “smart basketballs,” three companies have made themselves known as both leaders in the…

Verizon Is Making an Exit. What Does That Mean for the Sports Analytics Sector?

If you’ve been following the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast®, you’ve probably seen a patent asset or two owned by Verizon and thought, “what are they doing there?” While it might seem odd to find a telecommunications giant in a sector…

Nextiles Took a Patent-Focused Approach From the Start. Will It Pay Off?

Since the introduction of conductive threads, the textile and wearable sensors industry has been searching far and wide for every possible use of it, particularly for collecting data in clothing. Simply search for smart clothing using your…

How Can Sportiq Announce A Smart Basketball With No Patents? By Hiding Them.

When it comes to sporting equipment, it's usually safe to say the “smarter” the better, but basketball has been lacking in smart equipment. Finnish sports analytics company, SportIQ, may change that by developing a basketball that can…

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