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Patents Saves Rear End of Fuma International in Infringement Lawsuit

On Monday May 24, 2021, a North Carolina federal court ruled that RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company’s…

Cannabis Popularity Soars Along With Tests To Detect It

The Duquenois Levine Test is used in the field by law enforcement officers to test for THC presence…

Is Cryptocurrency Cannabis’ Banking Solution?

Cryptocurrency has been trending since redditors sent the Gamestop stock soaring to the moon with…

NC Company Ensures When You Buy Cannabis You See Cannabis Ads.

In 2020, US cannabis sales grew by 46% to reach a total of $17.5 billion, according to…

Rockwell Still Investing In Edge Computing, But Its Patent Portfolio Doesn’t Rock…Well

Rockwell Automation is an industrial automation company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rockwell was initially active in the edge computing sector with seven total patent assets, but their most recent issuance is from 2019 and their last publication is from the same year. However, Rockwell has shown a strong interest in edge computing from an announcement in June of 2021 for a $2.2B acquisition of Plex Systems. Plex is a Michigan based software…

Is Bose Reinvesting in Sleep Tech?

Bose has focused its consumer sleep technology on earbuds and other audio devices, which fits in with the company’s other products but which have not yet been widely adopted as sleep trackers. Nevertheless, Bose’s patent activity indicates that the company is moving ahead with more advanced earphone technology, including respiration training and nerve stimulation. Its most recent filing, published in early July 2021, covers biosignal detection…


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FedEx Ships Dell as a Partner

FedEx and Dell recently announced a partnership to build a mini-datacenter that will help FedEx utilize edge computing for its logistics facilities. The goal is to expand the use of advanced robotics and automation, as well as more advanced tracking technologies. The partnership also includes Switch, a datacenter vendor. This partnership comes even though Dell has a low profile in edge computing with only nine (9) patent documents within the…

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Google AI Reinvents Speech Recognition. Who will follow?

There is no doubt that the big 5 tech companies (Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft) have developed massive IP portfolios in many areas - except perhaps one. For example, of the big 5, only Google has patent data in the…

Dapper Labs Raises $300M Amidst NFT Hype

Canadian startup Dapper Labs has developed a number of games, blockchain networks, and NFT digital collectibles platforms. Its platform, backed by patent-pending technology uses a more efficient consensus that may prove to be even more…

Apple Wakes Up in the Sleep Sector; Causes Insomnia for Competitors

In most markets Apple is considered the 900-lb gorilla. But in our Patent Forecast® Sleep Sector, Apple is nothing more than a sleeping gorilla.  They have a major advantage in this industry, which is their Apple Watch. Maybe now they are…

If Your Electric Car Runs out of Battery, You Might be Hoping There’s a KIA Nearby

What do you do if your electric car runs out of battery while on the road? Today, your only option is to call a tow truck. KIA/Hyundai wants to change that. They were issued a patent in March of 2021 for a wireless vehicle to vehicle…

Lactips plans to disrupt the Biodegradable Packaging market and has the patents to prove it

Although Lactips is just receiving their first US patent publication in March 2021, they are no strangers to patents. Lactips have a European patent, an international application, an India application, a China application, and a France…

iStox Wants to Make Private Equity More Accessible, But Where Are the Patents?

Private Equity has traditionally been the domain of institutional investors and the super rich, but some companies are attempting to shift the paradigm by making it more accessible. One of those companies is iStox, a Singaporean company…

Verasity Announces NFT Platform. Patent Issues 6 Days Later — See the Pattern?

Non-Fungible Token (NFT) art has become a huge topic of discussion in recent weeks. As multiple industries rush to explore implementations as well as security concerns, it turns out the companies who have invested in patents may come out…

IGLOO Products is increasing its patent portfolio for biodegradable coolers. Should Vericool be worried?

While IGLOO Products is severely lacking in terms of patents, its long history and strong positioning in the market make it a potential disruptor for the biodegradable cooler industry. With over 50 years of selling the Playmate cooler and…

Bose Boasts Biotech that Sets It Apart

Bose Corporation has been a well-known leader in the audio industry for quite a while. However, in the past few years, we have seen the rise of other audio leaders competitors such as Apple and Samsung. While Bose has continued to develop…