Northvolt diversifies its patent portfolio with the acquisition of lithium-metal battery start-up Cuberg

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, March 17, 2021 | Northvolt announced the acquisition of Cuberg, specialized in lithium-metal batteries with ionic liquid (press release). This acquisition is expected to give Northvolt an interesting position in terms of intellectual property (IP) and know-how on high energy density lithium-ion batteries. Northvolt is a Swedish battery developer and manufacturer specialized in[…]

QuantumScape successfully goes public: its patent portfolio gives clues about its R&D developments

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – December 9, 2020 | QuantumScape is an American company founded in 2010, a spin-off from Stanford University. It develops new and advanced energy storage solutions, notably solid-state batteries. Volkswagen and QuantumScape have been collaborating since 2012. Volkswagen started to strengthen their partnership in 2018 by investing $100 million in QuantumScape. It[…]

Toyota and other car manufacturers strengthen their IP Position

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – April 21, 2020 | Patenting activity on solid-state battery is still increasing in Q1 2020 with more than 290 new patent applications and 120 patents newly granted. Toyota continues to lead the solid-state battery patent landscape. Its new patents are not only related to battery cell and their manufacturing method but[…]

e-mobility: the new Eldorado for Li-ion batteries

Status of the Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Industry Report – Yole Développement | NMC Lithium-Ion Batteries Patent Landscape Analysis – KnowMade OUTLINES: The rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery market will grow strongly and steadily with a 20% CAGR from 2016 – 2022. E-mobility provides opportunities for players already present in the battery industry, but also from[…]