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Toyota’s triptych IP strategy on batteries to conquer the EV market

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – July 29, 2022 │ Toyota were one of the first companies to put an electrical vehicle, the EV-RAV4, on the market in the late 1990s. The EV-RAV4 was equipped with Ni-MH batteries provided by Panasonic. Unfortunately, this Toyota electric vehicle battery used a patent held by GM Ovonics/Texaco. Toyota and Panasonic[…]

Hydrogen-based Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: a winning bet for Toyota?

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – July 18, 2022│Electromobility is increasingly recognized as the future of the automotive sector. Plus, vehicle manufacturers are speeding up the shift towards electric transportation due to new regulations on CO2 emissions. Japanese car maker Toyota, one of the global leaders of the industry, has naturally shown an interest in electric vehicles[…]

StoreDot: unlock the secret of their fast-charging batteries thanks to patent analysis

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – June 10, 2022 | In April 2022, Volvo announced a key investment in the Israeli start-up StoreDot founded in 2012 (see press release). This collaboration aims to strengthen Volvo’s position on promising fast-charging battery cell technologies. Volvo owns more than 400 patented inventions related to batteries, all of them being related[…]

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Nexeon is forming more and more strategic partnerships: what is behind its silicon anode-related patent portfolio?

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – June 08, 2022 | Silicon anode-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are one solution envisioned to improve battery performances and replace graphite. This technology boasts greater electro-chemical performances. Companies operating in the automotive and battery industries are investing a lot to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and other systems with better energy density, safety,[…]