Google Gets Physical

Google plans on entering the exercise and fitness space by incorporating fitness trackers into its Android TVs and soon to be released smart watches. With only five (5) patent assets in the Patent Forecast® Sports Analytics sector, Google…

Tracking the 3ICE League with Helios Hockey

With the increasing adoption of sports analytics, established corporations and start-ups, alike, are in hot pursuit of partnerships with professional leagues. Currently, the NHL employs SportsMEDIA Technology’s HITS (Hockey Information and…

Placing Eye of the Tiger Off to the Side: Hawk-Eye Closes World Cup Deal with FIFA

In an era of broadening media coverage, increasing gambling participation, and decreasing patience, players and fans are pressing unprecedented expectations onto sporting officials. Replay review has led to more accurate decisions but at a…

Pixellot vs. Veo

The battle between Pixellot and Veo has been covered before in previous Patent Forecast® insights but both companies continue to make headlines in the sports analytics sector. Both companies produce similar products, quality cameras with…

WIN Reality Secures A Big Win

Last time WIN Reality, a VR baseball and softball training company, was mentioned in a Patent Forecast® insight it had raised $3.75 million in debt funding and that was back in September of 2021. Fast forward nine months later and WIN…

Sportradar Clinches Big Wins

Sportradar is in the business of sports data analytics, which puts them amongst some big competitors, but that hasn’t stopped them from getting a strong portfolio of clients. On May 19, it was announced that Sportradar was selected as the…

AT&T And Quintar Bring Augmented Reality To Live Sporting Events

In an effort to increase engagement with fans attending live sporting events around the world, there has been a concentrated effort on providing an augmented reality experience to spectators, this was the driving force behind AT&T and…

Veo Starts Getting Serious

As mentioned in a previous Patent Forecast® Sports Analytics insight, Pixellot is dominating the sports analytics sector when it comes to artificial intelligence video broadcasting and capture cameras, but also noted in that insight was…

Sony/Hawk-Eye Secures A New Client

It is no surprise that Hawk-Eye, a subsidiary of Sony, is a big player in automated sports officiating considering the fact that it works with twenty-three of the top twenty-five sports leagues and federations globally including ATP, UEFA,…

Fox Debuts Broadcasting Tech In Season Opener Of The USFL

On Saturday April 16, 2022, the United States Football League (USFL) had its first game between the New Jersey Generals and the Birmingham Stallions and in that game, Fox Sports debuted their state of the art broadcasting technology. Fox…

Genius Sports and Pixellot Partnership Produces Great Results

Three weeks ago in an insight, Patent Forecast® discussed the expanded partnership between Genius Sports and Pixellot and predicted the potential impact their partnership could produce. Less than a month after that insight was published,…

Diamond Kinetics Strikes A Deal With the MLB

On April 5, 2022, Diamond Kinetics announced its new partnership with the MLB in which Diamond Kinetics was established as the official provider of bat sensor technology for the MLB and the MLB became an equity stake holder in Diamond…

Genius Sports and Pixellot Expand Partnership To Provide Quality Sports Broadcasting

It is well known that many sports leagues around the world lack the infrastructure necessary to record and broadcast quality video of all their sporting events, this is where Pixellot comes in. Pixellot specializes in high quality cameras…

The NHL Wins Alpha Award At The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is where researchers and industry leaders come together to discuss cutting edge sports technology and present awards for those who are pushing the edge of sports analytics technology. It comes with…

WSC Sports Seems to Have the Connections but It Needs Patents

WSC Sports is an automatic highlight generation company based out of Israel that has been on a roll, securing both high-value partnerships and funding. In February 2022, the company closed on a $100M Series D Funding Round and, as…

Kognia Sports Intelligence- New Player On The Pitch

Kognia Sports Intelligence is a new player in the sports analytics sector having received its first two US Patent Publications on February 3, 2022. Kognia Sports Intelligence’s products specializes in video overlaying to augment, analyze,…

Sony/Hawk-Eye Enters the Training and Coaching Space

After its acquisition of the sports tracking company Hawk-Eye, Sony has become active in the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast®, filing multiple patents to protect improvements of Hawk-Eye’s baseline technology the often lacks the same…

SMT Takes on the Olympics

SportsMedia Technology (SMT) has continued its relationship with NBC by collaborating to provide on-screen graphics for the Winter Olympics as well as results and timing interface services. This continual collaboration between the two…

Adidas Looks Back Towards Telemetry

While Adidas is not, by any means, a new face in the Sports Analytics Patent Forecast®, it has been a while since we have seen a filing on the Data Analytics side of the Patent Radian®.  This is especially true in regards to applications…

Trackman Beats Out Toptracer for PGA Partnership – Which We Predicted 6 Months Ago

Toptracer is out and Trackman is officially in following a recent deal signed between the company and the PGA Tour. The deal announced in early February 2022, details Trackman as the official radar and club and ball tracking technology…

DribbleUp Is Setting Itself Apart with Patents

Basketball tracking and training start-up DribbleUp is expanding and strengthening its positioning with patents. The patent application published in late-January 2022 details the expansion and possible new use cases of the technology. This…

Mustard’s Got the Money, Now it Needs Patents

Mustard, an AI-powered baseball coaching app, announced in January 2022 that it successfully raised $3.75 million in seed funding led by some of the biggest names in sports tech including Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech fund, Mark…

Adidas and Tectus Partner with Huge Aspirations

Tectus Corp, dba Mojo Vision, is a tried and true leader when it comes to the development of the world’s first AR contact lens. That’s right, contact lenses that support similar projections to that of Google Glass, without the unstylish…

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…

Investment In Fantasy Is Increasing, But Not the Number of Patents

With the return of sports following the COVID-19 pandemic, fantasy sports quickly resumed taking over hours of free time (and some work time) for millions of people worldwide. Nothing can get a group of people together or divide them like…

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