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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…

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 is not really an active player in the sector. Google is also not very active in the consumer wearable market having yet to release any smart watches. Google is motivated by the high consumer demand for at home…

Tencent Announces New Edge Computing Platform

Tencent Cloud, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate company Tencent, has just launched its new edge computing platform EdgeOne. Tencent Cloud describes EdgeOne as a “an upgraded one-stop platform that integrates Tencent’s experience in network performance and security with high efficiency and stability for global enterprises” Tencent has four (4) patent assets in the Edge Computing Paten Forecast® sector, all of which were filed within…

Where is ResMed One Week After Acquiring German Sleep Monitoring Software Company?

Earlier this week, the USPTO issued three new patents (U.S. Pat. No. 11,406,781, U.S. Pat. No. 11,406,784, and U.S. Pat. No. 11,406,777) which describe a device for respiratory gas delivery through the nasal cavity and two forms of headgear to gently seal respiratory devices to a user's skin. The new patents strengthen ResMed's position in the medical sleep device sector. ResMed is a medical device company that develops cloud-connectable…

USPTO Delivers More Power to Fullpower’s Patent Portfolio

Recently, the USPTO issued Fullpower® Technologies, a cloud-based IoT and wearable technology developer for activity tracking and sleep monitoring, three new patents for its biosensing platform. The issued patents (U.S. Pat. No. 11,253,079, U.S. Pat. No. 11,344,460, and U.S. Pat. No. 11,382,534) disclose a multi-zone adjustable bed, a controlled sleep surface, and a sleep detection and analysis system, respectively. Given its existing…


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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…