Japanese companies have dominated the solid-state Li-ion batteries patent landscape but the last 3 years have seen an explosion in Chinese patenting activity, while automakers and numerous pure-play newcomers are entering the game

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – October 21, 2021 | Solid-state lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with inorganic solid electrolytes hold a key position in the booming developments to get safer Li-ion batteries with higher energy density and fast charging capability for electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EV/HEV). In a solid-state battery, the flammable liquid-electrolyte used in conventional Li-ion battery[…]

Sanan Optoelectronics: A new entrant reshuffling the cards in the global SiC patent landscape and in the Chinese SiC power device market

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – October 1, 2020 | China’s largest LED chip maker, Sanan Optoelectronics, is accelerating its strategy to become a leading silicon carbide (SiC) device supplier, anticipating a take-off in demand from the Chinese automotive market over the next decade. Indeed, the project of a mega-fab in Changsha (Hunan, China) that could handle every[…]

Cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) transplant assessment test: What is the IP situation behind Natera’s Prospera™ test?

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – July 07, 2021 | Natera was founded by Matthew Rabinowitz, Ph.D., and Jonathan Sheena, M. Eng, in 2004. This American company provides DNA testing across multiple clinical areas including women’s health, organ health, and oncology. This DNA testing, involving a noninvasive blood-based test, is carried out using its next-generation cfDNA technology[…]