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Patents For Treating COVID-19 With Cannabinoids Still Coming Through But Don’t Spark Up Yet

Mask mandates and other pandemic protocols might be disappearing around the US but that doesn’t…

States, Licensed Growers Push Back On THC Derived From Legally Grown Hemp

All around the country, THC derived from legally grown hemp is being sold in gas stations, smoke…

Aurora Cannabis to Acquire TerraFarma (Thrive Cannabis)

Aurora Cannabis is a large Canadian cannabis company that has only begun incorporating patent…

Radient Technologies Innovations Rushes to Patent Cannabis Technologies

It’s not every week you see a new cannabis entrant looking to disrupt competition. The last time…

Breathe and Relax: CBD Aerosolizer

Inventors from the Moreau Consultant group envision a new way of consuming cannabinoids - just…

Smart Vapes Could Be On The Horizon From Canopy Growth

In December 2018, Canopy Growth Corporation shook the world with its acquisition of the premier…

Texas Federal Judge Tosses Canopy Growth Lawsuit

A Texas Federal judge has dismissed Canopy Growth’s patent infringement lawsuit against GW…

Fitbit, Inc. Receives Patent for Clustered Sleep Profiles

On July 22, 2022, Fitbit, Inc. announced the addition of sleep profiles to their sleep tracking platform. Fitbit, Inc. is a wearable sensor device that tracks the biological signals of a user. The sleep tracking platform uses heartrate, temperature, and other biological data to predict the sleep stages of a user. Using the sleep data, the platform creates an animal-based sleep profile for the user's monthly sleep analysis report. The six animal…

New Wearable Sensor Technology On the Horizon

On October 25, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a new patent to the wearable sensor company, Oura Health. Oura takes a new approach to wearable health sensors with the Oura Ring, which incorporates medical grade sensors into a sleek ring design to gather biomedical data from a user. While the company has branched out to include activity monitoring, the Oura Ring started as a sleep tracking device. The Ring uses…

Sleep Number Launches Climate360™ Smart Bed

On October 4th, 2022, Sleep Number Corporation launched their newest sleep device, the Climate360™ smart bed. First unveiled in January of 2020 at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Climate360™ smart bed features individual climate zones on both sides of the mattress with personalized microclimate technology that adjusts to the ideal temperature of the user. Using both preprogrammed routines and responsive, temperature sensing technology, the…

USPTO Adds Two Publications to Eight Sleep’s Portfolio

On October 13, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) added two new patent assets to the portfolio of sleep technology company Eight Sleep. Eight Sleep is a sleep fitness company which markets the Pod, a thermoregulatory system for mattresses and mattress covers. On July 27, 2022, the company announced the release of the Pod 3 System. The Pod 3 technology features 5GHz compatibility, dual sensors which allegedly enable a 20%…


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Microsoft Quiet in Patents but Active in Acquisitions

Has Microsoft stopped inventing and now enters acquisition mode to innovate in edge computing? Patent Forecast® data in the Edge Computing platform sector reveals Microsoft activity has shifted from build to buy.  With only 3 new inventions in Edge Computing from 2020, its exclusive positioning appears to be evaporating. But does Marsden Group fill that gap? On Tuesday, March 15, 2021, Microsoft announced the acquisition of the Marsden Group,…

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Wellstat Tries to Make Vaccine Eligibility Checks a Reality, but It’s Too Little, Too Late

Imagine spending years developing a way to log patients’ vaccination statuses to develop vaccination plans and not managing to market anything during a global pandemic. Now imagine still being nowhere to be seen as people begin to discuss…

Robotic Trucks Using Peripheral Vision. See For Yourself

Kodiak Robotics Inc is adding Hesai Technology Co’s LIDAR to its autonomous trucks for peripheral vision. The trucks will keep their one forward-facing Luminar LIDAR and add Hesai LIDAR on each side of the truck. Although a Silicon Valley…

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…

Hound Labs, Cannabix and Vox Heat Up the Marijuana Breathalyzer Market

At the start of April 2021, Patent Forecast® released an insight going over some of the big name competitors getting their foot in the door early in cannabis impairment testing. Specifically, breathalyzer tests for THC have been the main…

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…

Coinbase IPO Headlines. Its Patents Indicate a Bullish Future.

In Q1 2021, Patent Forecast® reported on Coinbase going public via direct public offering. At the time, market watchers predicted a valuation of over $50B. On its opening day of April 14, 2021, stock debuted at $381 per share and at one…

Consensys Raises $65M, Gets Platform and First Patent Asset

Blockchain solutions developer Consensys raised $65M in its recent funding round with investments from big-name financial institutions including UBS and JPMorgan. The company's patent portfolio is almost non-existent, but certain moves may…

Apple Is Late To The Brain:Computer Interface Party – Stay Tuned

Brain:Computer Interfaces (BCIs) have tremendous potential. Like all technologies, a consumer product will really rocket its development. That’s where Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and the other major consumer electronics companies are. But…

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…