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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…

Sportradar Clinch’s 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 official analytics provider and integrity partner of 3ICE, North America’s premier three-on-three professional ice hockey league. Another win was on May 13, when the Australian Ice Hockey League had announced…

Consumer Sleep Solutions Makes A Notable Entrance

Consumer Sleep Solutions LLC is a new face in the Patent Forecast® Consumer Sleep Technology sector with four (4) patent assets published within the last month. Consumer Sleep Solutions is based out of Carlsbad California and is doing business as SleepScore Labs, it specializes in measuring, monitoring, and tracking a user’s sleep. SleepScore Labs was mentioned in a previous insight for endorsing other companies’ technologies but not patenting…

Bryte Rolls Out Smart Mattresses In Four Seasons Resorts

After having a recent patent application published in March 2022, Bryte, Inc has announced that it will be rolling out its new generation of smart mattresses to its partner the Four Seasons. As mentioned in a previous insight, Bryte is trying to take its patent portfolio to the next level while also entering the packed smart mattress market space. Currently Bryte has nine (9) patent assets in the Patent Forecast® Consumer Sleep sector, with most…

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 Quintar’s partnership. AT&T already has its 5G network installed in over forty (40) major league stadiums in the United States meaning the infrastructure is already there for augmented reality, all AT&T…


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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…