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…

Cala Health Claims to Have the only Patented Neurostimulation for Essential Tremor Treatment. The Patent Data Disagrees

Cala Health has figured out that innovations backed by patents make them exponentially more valuable in the marketplace. However, in a zest for promotion, it might have exaggerated a bit.  In early April 2021, Cala Health had 2 patent…

Google AI Reinvents Speech Recognition. Who will follow?

There is no doubt that the big 5 tech companies (Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft) have developed massive IP portfolios in many areas - except perhaps one. For example, of the big 5, only Google has patent data in the…

Bose Boasts Biotech that Sets It Apart

Bose Corporation has been a well-known leader in the audio industry for quite a while. However, in the past few years, we have seen the rise of other audio leaders competitors such as Apple and Samsung. While Bose has continued to develop…

Neurology Companies Take Note: A New Data Management Player has Entered the Field

On February 25th, a new competitor joined the increasingly crowded space in the Neurology Sector. Rune Labs, a San Francisco-based biotech startup had 4 applications published. Each of these documents teach a system or method related to…

The First Company to use Genomic Data for Fitness Recommendations. Should other Companies Take Note?

There is no doubt that improved technologies have greatly reduced the amount of time necessary to sequence human genomes. In the past, it would take weeks or even months to sequence a single person's genome. Modern technology has greatly…

Are Insurance Companies the Next Entrants to the Neurology Sector?

The neurology sector has traditionally been led by large tech-focused companies such as IBM, Boston Scientific, and Phillips Inc. That being said, occasionally we also see companies not traditionally considered “tech” companies receive…

Should Google or Amazon be Eyeing Frontive? Should You be Eyeing Frontive?

When it comes to in-home voice assistants, there are two clear leaders: Amazon and Google. Both of these Big Five technology companies offer a variety of options from either the Google Home or Amazon Echo  product lines. Now that both…

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Sufferers of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) will tell you that there is nothing worse than trying to fall asleep with restless legs. The disorder, which affects nearly 3 million people annually in the US, is characterized by a nearly…

Patent data fills in the cracks where Google data lacks

This past week, Neurostim OAB Inc. had two more patent applications published in the AI Biotech/Diagnostic sector.  This brings their total document count to 10 applications, all of which were published after April 2020. While simply…

Using Patent Data to Make Sense of Seemingly Questionable Business Deals

Although there are numerous benefits to monitoring patent data, one of the most important involves staying up to date with what your competitors are doing. The right data can be especially useful to help understand why a competitor makes a…

Honda joins Toyota, GM and Affectiva in the race to build mood-sensing vehicles

This past week, Japanese car maker Honda Motor Co., Ltd. became the most recent vehicle manufacturer to gain IP in the Neurology Sector. However, while fresh IP is usually a good sign for a company, one might question whether investing in…

Boston Scientific Gains Slight Edge for 2020 Lead in AI-Neurology IP

With the issuance of US Pat. No. 10,842,997, Boston Scientific has gained a small lead in the AI Biotech: Neurology sector as the end of 2020 draws near. The ‘997 patent is the 13th patent granted to Boston Scientific in the Neurology…

Thought Beanie invests in mood detection. Apple, Facebook & Amazon ignores. Uh oh…

The idea of monitoring a wearers mood has been around for a long time (think back to the mood rings you had in middle school), but a quick look at the AI Biotech/Diagnostics: Neurology Sector seems to indicate that there is still a large…

Using Neurostimulation to Replace Chemical Anti-Depressants

This past week, biotech-startup Inner Cosmos LLC had its first patent application publish (US Pat. Pub. No. 20200330749), and in doing so, joined the ever-growing neurostimulation market. The California-based startup is currently working…

Mental State Detection: Samsung Capitalizes while Apple Lags

This week, Samsung had its fourth Patent (U.S. Patent No. 10,803,389) publish in the Mental State sector of the AI Biotech/Diagnostic radian. In addition to its four patents, Samsung also has 2 pending applications in the sector. This most…

Detecting Shoppers’ Mental States While Shopping

It's no secret that retailers want to better understand how their customers think while shopping in their stores. Knowing what a shopper thinks of things such as store layout, pricing, advertisements, and cleanliness would allow the…

Philips Continues to Lead the Way in Sleep Neurology

Philips Electronics' most recent patent application (US Pub. 2020306494) proves they are still the leaders in the Sleep portion of the AI Biotech: Neurology sector. The '6494 application teaches a method that monitors a user's electrical…

Battelle – the Newest Entrant in the Neuromodulation Field?

Battelle Memorial Institute is slowly building an IP portfolio in the AI Biotech/Diagnostic Sector. This past week, the Ohio-based nonprofit had its second application in the neurology sector publish. The application (U.S. Pat. No.…

Neurostimulation to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

If you have been following our insights over the past few weeks, you have likely seen quite a few insights involving neurostimulation treatments. This relatively new treatment method has been utilized for everything from dieting to…

Mood-Detecting Vehicles

This week's insight highlights a quickly growing company in the field of AI Emotional Intelligence. Affectiva, a spin-off of MIT's Media Lab, was founded in 2009, and began aggressively patenting its technology in 2011. Since then, the…

Neurophet – Another New Player in the Neuromodulation Game

Just this past week, the South Korean based startup Neurophet had two patent applications published. Both applications (20200214570) and (20200214569) teach similar methods of brain imaging and stimulation using transcranial magnetic…

Elwha LLC Enters the Neuromodulation Game

This past week, Elwha LLC was granted a patent that teaches a method of using neuromodulation to enhance learning. Sound familiar? That's because the idea of using neuromodulation to enhance learning isn't exactly a novel idea, and we've…

Wearable Device for Epilepsy Control

This past week, EpilepsyCo. Inc. was granted six separate patent applications in the AI Biotech/Diagnostics Sector. All six of the applications teach various aspects of a wearable Epilepsy Control Device. The device monitors brain activity…

Using AI to Streamline Autism Diagnosis

According to the CDC, 1 in every 54 children are diagnosed with some form of Autism, making it one of the most common developmental delay disorders in the world. Although Autism does not have a "cure" per se, early treatment during key…

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