Next Generation Batteries

Next Generation Batteries

In our LexisNexis® Cipher analysis on next generation batteries, we found lithium-ion is here to stay.

Over the near to medium term this will remain the dominant battery technology for the primary energy transition use case – powering electric vehicles.

Material investment continues to be made advancing lithium-ion battery chemistry and architecture to improve power density, charge time and cycle life while reducing weight and cost.

A key challenge from an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) perspective is the sustainability risk inherent in the rare earth minerals supply chain, in particular the cobalt supply. This metal is critical to supporting lithium-ion thermal stability and a high energy density but comes at a high social and environmental cost.

Our report looks at the inventions and innovations being made in critical technologies powering the energy transition, and their associated patents.

The next generation of batteries are mainly these three specific alternatives to lithium-ion:

  • Solid-state batteries
  • Lithium-sulphur batteries
  • Lithium-oxygen batteries

We look at where the patented technologies are by geography and organization – and which organizations to look out for in the future.

Use cases enabled by patent analytics

Become more effective at managing your patent portfolio, identify worldwide relevant patents and technology trends, assess the competitive landscape, and find partners and licensing opportunities.

R&D and innovation

Improve innovation with a clearly defined IP strategy that is connected to the business goals and alerts for new entrants and potential partners.

intelligence & benchmarking

Base decision making on true patent portfolio strength and quality indicators while relying on industry-proven KPIs to track your competitors’ progress.

Portfolio optimization

Answer key questions to define international patent filing strategy, increase portfolio efficiency, and identify competitive strengths and weaknesses.

Disruptive technology scouting

Identify disruptive innovations and promising startups to help you gain a competitive edge.

Risk assessment

Stay one step ahead of your competition, disruptive technologies, important patent activity in China, and/or NPE threats. Efficiently assess the value or risk of acquisition targets.

Licensing & monetization

With analytics on all patent portfolios in all technologies, you can evaluate your most valuable patents for licensing and even identify potential licensees.

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