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…

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…

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…

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…

How Do We Know Sports Betting Is Exploding? PGA And Patents

On April 14th 2021, DraftKings and PGA Tour announced their plans to create a one-of-a-kind retail sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale. This follows recent revolutionary sports betting legislation in Arizona that allows for sports organizations…

Ballogy keep growing, but it’s forgetting one critical thing

In a recent insight, we highlighted some impressive growth for the Austin-based start-up Ballogy. They recently secured $6 million in Series A funding from an impressive list of athletes and sports executives. But this growth in size is…

Nike and Adidas Are Up to Something. We Might Know What It Is…

In a previous insight, we compared the technologies disclosed in the patents of Nike and Adidas in an attempt to get an idea of who had the edge when it came to new sports technology. However, recent activity shows that there might be…

Rapsodo receives patents, announces a partnership. We know what happens next.

While a lot of New Year Resolutions might be coming to an early end for a lot of people, this doesn't seem to be the case for Rapsodo. The company is off to a great start for 2021 in the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast® with four (4)…

Don’t Bet on Disney

SMT is ready to add insult to injury after a bad year for Disney, which just last year released the legendarily terrible Artemis Fowl film. On March 9, 2021, a patent was issued to SMT for a system for live sports betting, adding another…

Nex Team App Adds New Features. What’s its Goal?

Nex Team, an industry leader in the world of app-based basketball skills development, has been in a rapid growth stage for some time now, landing partnerships with basketball teams and leagues all over the United States.  Nex Team has…

Hudl introduces a new Sports Analytics product without patents. Where’s the strategy?

Hudl’s most recent product, the Focus Outdoor, was announced in early March 2021 and provides teams with a fully-automated and weatherproof camera system to allow for the recording and live-streaming of games. With these new products, we…

Want to sponsor a major soccer team? Better have some algorithms

Is artificial intelligence more valuable in professional sports than cash? A soccer team in Dallas thinks so and might be setting a trend in the process. The time for jersey sponsorships resigning in the MLS is upon us as teams are…

IBM Looking to Not Only Enter But Shake Up the Sports Analytics Tech Space

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, then IBM’s most recently granted patent in the Sports Analytics sector is surely one that will excite you. The international tech conglomerate is about to take the time-honored tradition of watching your…

NASCAR Extends Deal with WSC Sports. Should They Do More Shopping?

NASCAR has recently extended its deal with WSC Sports to generate more automated highlights for the racing powerhouse’s social media accounts. WSC Sports specializes in using AI to generate highlight clips from video broadcasts and then…

Pixellot Looks to Capitalize on New Market

Whether it’s your child, niece, nephew, or grandchild, missing a family member’s youth sports game is always a letdown. In a time filled with social distancing and reduced travel, this problem has been even more prevalent than ever before…

Perfect Game Partners with K-Motion? How did they make their bet?

In early-2021, Perfect Game, the leader in all things scouting and recruiting in elite youth baseball and softball, entered a partnership with K-Motion Interactive to develop new PG Tech that can be used for both recruiting and coaching…

SMT Saw an Opening and Scored

SMT is no new-comer to the Sports Analytics patent sector. Being the second-largest assignee within the sector, it is safe to say that they have had a long history of patenting in the sector with patents dating as far back as 1993.…

Pivots aren’t only for basketball. Rebranding in 2020

2020 was an interesting year for sports to say the least. With unprecedented nation-wide lockdowns leading to sports leagues suspending their seasons, sports tech companies couldn't rely on their traditional methods to land a profit this…

Rapsodo Comes Out of Left Field with New Recruiting Tech. Should Trackman Care?

While sports is slowly returning to its former glory in what we hope to be the tail end of the COVID pandemic, some innovations spurred by the unprecedented times are likely here to stay. Historically, the recruiting process in sports was…

Why is Innovative Timing Systems slowing down in the Sports Analytics race? We have pictures.

Innovative Timing Systems has been the long-time leader in the Event subcategory of the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast®; however, its lead isn't going to hold unless it starts to pick up the pace. Over the past four years, Innovative…

IP portfolio analysis explains another acquisition (Stats Perform)

A recent acquisition in the Sports Analytics sector yet again links patent data as an early indication of market decisions. Stats Perform, the Chicago-based sports data firm, recently acquired two software platforms from Thuuz Sports, a…

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