Time To Say Goodbye To Plastic

Plastic pollution can be found from the summit of Mount Everest to the deepest parts of the ocean. The chemicals used in the production of plastic are having a negative effect on planetary health as the “safe limit for humanity” has…

Could FCF, DAZN, and Stats Perform all team up?

Fan Controlled Football (FCF), a start-up leading the way towards a new vision of the sport, raised $40 million in Series A funding, ending the round in January 2022. The goal of the company is to provide a league where fans control the…

Cultivating Interest in Athleticism-Enhancing Biologicals

The dream for a pill to naturally improve one's athletic performance is almost here. As researchers study and understand the human body and its interactions with symbiotic and parasitic microbes more and more, they can begin to take…

Simple Container Solutions Has Another Issued Patent and It’s BROAD 

Patent Forecast has mentioned Simple Container Solutions not once, not twice, but three times in 2021. In November 2021, Simple Container Solutions was issued another patent. The issued patent covers a cellulose-based insulation liner that…

This Inhaler Company Could be Big Tobacco’s Next Target for Acquisition

Philip Morris International took the world by surprise when it announced it would acquire Vectura Group, an inhaler technology and platform company, in September 2021. The main concern - what is Philip Morris going to do with a company…

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…

LiDAR Competition is Revving Up

July 13, 2021 two more companies in the LiDAR sector make headway in the sensor market. Veoneer, Inc. and Baraja Pty Ltd. have signed a non-exclusive agreement to develop and market a Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR for autonomous vehicles and the…

Velodyne & NVIDIA Partner in Austin, Better Watch Out for Intel

Velodyne is bringing its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution to Austin, where NVIDIA is launching the Metropolis program, a Smart City partnership. Velodyne’s LiDAR and AI software will be running on the edge on NVIDIA’s Jetson AGX Xavier…

UK Unicorn Bringing Space-based Quantum Key Distribution Soon

UK startup Arqit plans to start distributing quantum encryption keys across the globe using satellites by 2023. Satellite delivery of quantum encryption keys overcomes the problem of terrestrial fiber optic transmission. Fiber optic…

Google Restructures Its Health Division – Patent Data Will Predict The Next Steps

As Google restructures its health unit, patent activity will be key to predicting its future endeavors. This was previously shown when Patent Forecast® predicted Google’s acquisition of Fitbit in 2019. This $2.1B acquisition was closed as…

High Energy Density Capacitors – Context and Categorization Overview

Scope of Analysis: The sector covers fabrication and usage of high energy density capacitors with a focus on film capacitors. Electrolytic and supercapacitors are not included in the scope of the sector.  Description of Tags:…

Multilayered Films with Increased Impact Resistance – Context and Categorization Overview

Scope of Analysis: The sector covers patent documents regarding the fabrication and use of multilayered films designed for increased impact resistance. The patents are differentiated by physical characteristics and composition.…

Child Tracking

Purpose: The Child Tracking custom sector seeks to provide context for the IP space surrounding specific tracking applications, specifically for children, and to provide information for future strategy in the space. Scope: This custom…

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