Battery technology

The storage of energy is becoming more and more important. Our phones, our vehicles, the renewable energy grid and even our homes are becoming more and more reliant on the performance of batteries.

With so much riding on the storage (and safety) of a battery, the limitations of lithium-ion batteries is very much under the spotlight. This has left us on the cusp of what will almost certainly become the most volatile and innovative period in battery technology.

At the same time, super-fast charging, distributed energy storage networks and over the air charging options are being advanced and a range of new alternatives to lithium are also poised to have a significant impact on the future of the battery.

Our patent attorneys have a wealth of experience when it comes to protecting and maximising the commercial performance of a wide variety of battery-based technologies.

Fuel cells and hydrogen

The current push towards decarbonization, controlling greenhouse gas emissions and keeping increases in average global temperature to below 2° means innovation and investment in the hydrogen economy is about to surge.

Many ways to maximise hydrogen’s potential as an energy carrier are being explored. These include hydrogen fuel cells (most notably hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and portable hydrogen fuel cells), renewable hydrogen, offshore wind turbine platforms and solar power systems designed for hydrogen production, advanced electrolysis, X-to-Hydrogen-to-X as well as new ways to distribute, liquify and compress hydrogen.

However, if these emerging technologies are going to reach the market safely, the innovation involved will need to be protected to protect their inventors’ competitive advantage. This is where our patent attorneys can help.

Carbon capture

Fossil fuels still provide most of the world’s electricity. However, traditional power generation is still by far the largest emitter of carbon.

If the world’s governments’ aims to drastically reduce local carbon emissions are going to be realised, carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies will need to reach a very high level of usage.

Our patent attorneys have already worked on a range of projects involving capture, sequestration, utilisation, mobile carbon capture, direct air capture, oxy-combustion and bio energy carbon capture and storage technologies.

Wind and wave energy

Wind and wave energy are going to play a crucial part in decarbonising our world and slowing climate change and help the UK government achieve its aim of reaching ‘Net Zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

However, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy will require significant innovation. The increased competition this will cause means those companies leading the charge must ensure their inventions, ideas and products are fully protected against the unwanted and unauthorized attention of their competitors.

Our patent attorneys will provide this protection and ensure your IP rights continue to deliver your current objectives and support your long-term strategy.

MedTech and digital therapeutics

In the rapidly-changing MedTech space, our extensive IP expertise is employed collaboratively across life and physical science disciplines, devising robust IP strategies. Our specialist expertise spans: digital health/therapeutics (DTX); AI-based medicine; medical devices; medical imaging; non-imaging diagnostics; in vitro diagnostics; personalised care and assisted living; surgical and clinical equipment; research equipment and analytical equipment.