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Hilco Streambank is seeking offers to acquire the patent portfolio and related assets of Anki, a leading AI-enabled, cloud-connected home robotics and entertainment developer. The patent portfolio covers broad claims related to autonomously controlled devices incorporating artificial intelligence and adaptive data analytics. Available assets also include trademarks and the domain name.



  • The world’s most intelligent battle racing system
  • Unique combination of hardware and software working together to create a unique gaming experience
  • Users control cars through Overdrive app on mobile devices
  • Autonomous cars are equipped with a camera and infrared sensor to read information on the track, 2 engines and a 50 mhz processor that processes 500 transactions a second



  • AI-powered robot that gets smarter and evolves with the user
  • Incorporates facial recognition technology, integrates with Cozmo app, users can create content for Cozmo by accessing its core functionality while learning the basics of coding
  • #1 best-selling toy on Amazon (U.S.) in 2016 and 2017
  • Target audience: youth ages 8-14
  • Control what Cozmo says and how it moves



  • Home robot with a personality, Vector can read the room, express the weather, recognize people and objects while detecting and avoiding obstacles, take a picture and more
  • Self-charging capability
  • Connected to the cloud via WiFi, meaning Vector is always getting smarter
  • Target audience: techies, gadget lovers


overdrive assets

45 issued utility patents, including 35 U.S. patents
11 published patent applications
39 pending patent applications
3 utility patents in the National Phase (PCT)
73 issued design patents

Territories Covered
U.S., E.U., China, Germany, Canada, Japan, South Korea, among others.

Large Addressable Market
The patents have been utilized in the consumer electronics and gaming space, and the addressable market extends to the smart home, security, healthcare, manufacturing, and warehousing industries, among others.

  • Supporting Trademarks:
    Anki, Cozmo, Vector, Anki Overdrive, more trademarks related to product lines in development
  • Domain Name

Offers to acquire some or all of the patents and additional assets are due on November 21, 2019, although the seller will entertain offers received prior to that date.

The sale of the Anki patent portfolio and related assets is being conducted by Hilco Streambank as agent for DSI Assignments, LLC, solely in its capacity as Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors of Anki, Inc. The Assignee reserves the right to accept or reject any offer, including the right to accept an offer prior to the offer deadline, in its sole and absolute discretion. Use of the registered marks is with permission of the Assignee.