Nusantao Is A Startup To Watch

Nusantao, Inc. is a small startup founded in 2018 and based in San Francisco, CA. As the company itself is fairly new, Nusantao is new to the edge computing sector with only four total patent assets, with the earliest one being filed in…

HP Wins Big Contract with NSA

Hewlett-Packard (HP) was highlighted in August of 2020 for their big spending and acquisition-heavy approach in edge computing. This week it appears that the investment has paid off. HPE announced a $2 billion, ten year contract with the…

FogHorn Gets Deal with Aramco

Foghorn Systems is a startup based in Sunnyvale, CA that develops edge intelligence solutions for IoT applications deployed in industrial or commercial settings. Founded in 2014, Foghorn has raised over $70 million in funding and was…

Theta Labs Ties For Second As It Wins Third Patent

Theta Labs is a startup that is building a content-delivery network for streaming and video delivery. Theta Labs was previously featured in an insight about some of the big-name partnerships it had been able to make with companies like…

Swarmio Reduces Lag, Fast Tracks First Patent

Swarmio Media is a small startup in Canada that develops eSports monetization solutions and cloud-based computing platforms. Swarmio is still in the early stages as a company with only 40 employees and around $85k in revenue in 2020, but…

Viasat Takes Break, Comes Back To Patent More In Edge Computing

Viasat Inc. is a communications company based in Carlsbad, CA. Viasat was one of the earliest entries into edge computing with patent assets dating back to 2009. They originally showed up in the platform non-blockchain category before…

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…

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…

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…

Telefonica and Microsoft Partner for Industry, But What is Microsoft Bringing to the Table?

5G and the Edge are two technologies that naturally synergize to produce faster data processing for industrial applications. 5G needs edge computing capabilities, as the on-site processing enabled by Edge Computing is really the only way…

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…

Red Hat at the Edge of the Atmosphere

Edge Computing is a critical technology for operations in areas without a fast or strong connection to a central processing server. If outer space isn’t perfect for edge computing, we’re not sure what is. In October, the Patent Forecast®…

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…

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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