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Portable Cannabis Testing Market to Grow in Popularity with Increased Recreational Cultivation

Instant cannabis and hemp potency testing company GemmaCert, Ltd. received its second patent for…

Cannabis Clinical Trials – What’s Going On?

Cannabis clinical trials have been ongoing in the US since 2002, with close to one thousand studies…

Can CBD Treat SARS-CoV-2 Variants? Patent Filings Say Yes

Patent Forecast has highlighted in two insights (Can CBD Obliterate COVID Variants? Hello Nasal…

Can CBD Obliterate COVID Variants? Hello Nasal Spray.

Note: This article is not intended as medical advice. In August 2021, Patent Forecast reported on…

Cannabinoids for Cancer

Patent filings for treating cancer with cannabinoids has been on a steady increase over the past…

Cannabis Patents You Might Not Have Expected To See

With over half of the United States having legalized some form of cannabis, the race to file patent…

Big Pharma Wants In On Cannabis

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

X-trodes Introduces Smart Skin Technology

Startup company X-trodes is taking a different approach to identifying sleep disorders. Traditional methods of electrophysiological sleep analysis include overnight hospital stays and expensive consultations, making periodic disorders harder to identify. This Israeli-based company hopes to make the process more consistent with their reusable Smart Skin technology. The adhesive Smart Skin patch is a thin, flexible material embedded with…

Amazon Announces Contactless Sleep Tracker

On September 28th, 2022, Amazon unveiled a contactless sleep tracker that utilizes smart technology to analyze a user's sleep patterns. The Halo Rise device is capable of tracking a user's movement and breathing in order to assess the quality of their sleep. The analysis of these respiratory patterns is done by an algorithm that has been verified against traditional polysomnography diagnostic methods. The motion detection capability of the Halo…

WHOOP, Inc. Receives First Publication Since Recent Personnel Cut

On September 15th, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a publication (U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2022/0293236) to WHOOP, Inc. for their fitness monitoring device. This is the first publication WHOOP, Inc. has received since the company was forced to cut 15% of their corporate team in July of 2022. The newest addition to the WHOOP, Inc. portfolio brings the number of total assets covering their sleep tracking capabilities…

Apple Watch Sleep Detection Enters New Phase

On September 12th, 2022, Apple launched the newest operating system for their smartwatch technology, watchOS 9. While the previous system, watchOS 8, allowed users to track the duration of their sleep, the new operating system features the ability to estimate and track the sleep phases of a user by analyzing biometric data like heart rate and breathing patterns. Watches with watchOS 9 will display a breakdown of user sleep phases, including REM,…


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Pure Storage is building an enviable IP portfolio in Edge computing. Hello Intel?

Pure Storage, Inc. is a storage hardware and software company based in Mountain View, CA. Pure Storage was highlighted in an insight earlier this year (2020) for being issued four patents on the same day in the Edge Computing sector, after having only one issued patent in the sector up to that point. Notably, all of the patents had non-publication requests, consistent with the stealth-mode strategy Pure Storage has used before. Pure Storage is…

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A New Player Enters the Biodegradable Packaging Sector. Who Cares?

After officially being incorporated in August of 2020, Enlightened Product Solutions already has its first patent application for renewable sourced biodegradable polyolefin packaging.  Enlightened Product Solutions does not currently have…

Microsoft Debugs Quantum Software in Virtual Reality, Catches Up To Minority Report

In almost every Sci-Fi film, there is a scene where some scientist is manipulating holographic images with just their hands. Microsoft is interested in making that technology a reality. Patent Forecast® has captured Microsoft in Quantum…

Driving While High? Cannabis Sobriety Testing Heats Up

What’s the future of cannabis innovation? We see things before they happen using our Patent Forecast®. One of those is the development of sobriety tests for what is bound to become a future issue in America. That is, driving while high.…

T-Mobile Partners with Lumen. One Reason? Enormous IP Portfolio

Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) has struck a partnership with T-Mobile to offer edge computing services over T-Mobile’s 5G Network. This partnership follows deals with cloud providers like Google and Amazon who have also paired…

Capital One is Investing in AI Biotech? What’s in their wallet?

In the past 18 months, Capital One has expanded past its usual banking activities, and begun exploring the AI Biotech Sector. But do they belong? While 2 assets in 18 months may not seem substantial on the surface, the AI Biotech field is…

Will You Bet on IBM?

Sports Betting has exploded in popularity as a means of both recreation and putting money in people’s pockets, but what about betting on other types of events? In April 2021, IBM was granted a patent on a blockchain method for facilitating…

Fidelity Is New to Edge Computing. Without Patents They Are Forced to Partner

Telecommunications provider Colt Technology Services is extending its partnership with IBM to incorporate IBM’s Cloud Satellite with Colt’s edge network. But who has the upper hand in the patent space? Colt Technology does not have any…

Nike and Adidas Are Up to Something. We Might Know What It Is…

In a previous insight, we compared the technologies disclosed in the patents of Nike and Adidas in an attempt to get an idea of who had the edge when it came to new sports technology. However, recent activity shows that there might be…

CBD is gaining market traction – it’s called patents

As more and more research is being conducted on the now legal cannabinoid, cannabidiol is soon expected to be used to treat a plethora of diseases and conditions. Two new issued patents from March of 2021 explain the use of CBD for…