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Battery technology

Energy storage is becoming increasingly important. Our phones, our vehicles, the renewable energy grid and even our homes rely more and more on battery performance.

With so much riding on both storage and safety, the limitations of lithium-ion batteries are very much in the spotlight. This puts us on the cusp of what will almost certainly a volatile and innovative period in battery technology.

At the same time, super-fast charging, distributed energy storage networks and over-the-air wireless charging options are advancing rapidly and a range of new alternatives to lithium are also poised to have a significant impact on the future of the humble 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 decarbonisation, controlling greenhouse gas emissions and the 1.5°C climate goal means the hydrogen economy is about to see a surge in innovation and investment.

Numerous 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 and X-to-hydrogen-to-X, as well as new ways to distribute, liquify and compress it.

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

Advanced materials

New materials are addressing some of the main technical, economic and sustainability challenges facing the world today, creating huge commercial opportunities.

In an environment where the potential rewards are so high and the pace of innovation so fast, our team provides the deep technical expertise you need to stay ahead of the competition. With backgrounds in biomaterials, composites, conductive materials, graphene, 2D materials, metallurgy, polymers and semiconductors, we also bring a wide range of experience working in industry and a keen understanding of the commercial drivers impacting on your innovation.

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.