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Big Pharma Wants In On Cannabis

2021 ended with huge news that Pfizer would be entering the medical cannabis market with a $6.7…

Cannabis-Enhanced Simulations Could Help Treat Various Psychological Disorders

An interesting patent application was published in December 2021 teaching a therapy process for…

Why Some Investors Aren’t Lighting Up Cannabis

Investors share vastly different opinions on cannabis but it all stems from one fundamental fact -…

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…

StimScience Granted a Patent for Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries

StimScience is a startup company founded in 2017. It was recently highlighted in the Consumer Sleep Patent Forecast® for its announcement in April 2021 that it raised $6M in seed financing and is developing a consumer brain stimulation device to improve sleep. This is in line with many of its patent assets in the AI Biotech Patent Forecast®, in which 7 of its 10 patent assets in the sector are related to brain stimulation and sleep. However, in…

Taking Sleep to the Next Level

Scott Fried, the founder of Doctor in the House, was issued a patent for sensory control headgear and method of use. The patent discloses a sensory control headgear for promoting relaxation, improving sleep, snoring reduction or prevention, anxiety control, stress relief, personal growth and motivation, study and learning preparedness, assisting with childbirth, pain control or reduction. The patent appears similar to a product offered by Doctor…


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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…