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Mobileye is Miles Ahead in AV Testing

Mobileye is one of the top leaders in the Automobile Vision: Image Recognition sector. With 207 patent assets in the space, it absolutely dominates and proves the rapid innovation in the autonomous vehicle market. As of July 2021, the Intel-owned company is testing its autonomous vehicles in New York City. A major accomplishment as the state has many restrictions when it comes to autonomous testing; rightly so as NYC is the city that never…

Oregon Wants Clean Energy? Hello Demand Response + Energy Storage

The Pacific Northwest is highly reliant on renewable energy and this dependency is not letting up. The region’s proximity to the Columbia River makes them especially reliant on hydroelectricity. The region’s clean energy initiatives are a great step towards the goal of 100% reliability on clean energy, but renewable energy is still intermittent. The extreme temperatures and other natural events such as wildfires and droughts make renewable…


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Sustainable Chocolate Packaging!

TemperPack Technologies, founded in 2015 and located in Richmond VA, has a brand new insulated bag and sleeve for carrying groceries. Additionally, the company is boxing chocolate using sustainable materials: TemperPack and e-commerce firm…

Ouster focuses on low cost, mechanical LIDAR units

Bay Area startup Ouster creates low cost, mechanical LIDAR units that it hopes will drive autonomous vehicles from a luxury to an everyday tool. Coinciding with the publication of several of its patent applications, the company…

When Autonomous cars are so perfect, they cause more accidents

According to accident reports released by the state of California, autonomous car companies testing their vehicles statewide have the most collisions when a human driver rear-ends a robot-driven vehicle. On first glance, this makes no…

Forget the smile – just have a Coke and some pot

Coke made big news last week when Aurora Cannabis Inc, a Canadian licensed cannabis producer, announced a possible future partnership with the American beverage company to develop cannabidiol (CBD) infused beverages. As you've probably…

The 1 thing startups must know about patents – or your idea is done for

When US Patent laws changed in 2013, priority was given to the first-to-file, not the first-to-invent, meaning any company gearing up to enter the market. What does this mean for entrepreneurs? Before you sell ANYTHING, you must to file a…

A hearing-aid company enters the “I’ve fallen and can’t get up” industry. Pay attention..

This Medical Alert industry, for many decades now, has manufactured devices designed to alert caregivers after a fall occurs, via a transmitter devices worn around a patient’s neck. That’s about to change. Starkey Laboratories (Eden Prarie…

Ford reorganizes to focus on autonomous vehicles

As with every industry sector we’ve observed, patent investment always leads market activity. We’ve seen this pattern repeated over and over in every commercial sector, from mobile payments to cryptocurrency to pharmaceuticals. Looks like…

Coming to a Bank of America near you: Cryptocurrency brokerage accounts?

On December 2017, Bank of America received their 2nd United States patent within the cryptocurrency sector, bringing them into the running with the technology giants Google, Paypal, and Amazon. BofA’s new "Cryptocurrency transformation…

Think cryptocurrency is a fad? Bank of America disagrees with you.

When large multi-billion dollars companies start investing, it’s officially a trend. According to recent patent filings, large banks keep developing blockchain-based systems. This trend has been quietly gaining momentum since 2013, as our…