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    Enabling High-Rate Lithium Metal Anodes by Tailored Structures and Interfaces

    Oxide-based solid-state Li-batteries (SSLiBs) have the potential to be a transformational and intrinsically safe energy storage solution, due to their non-flammable ceramic electrolyte that enables the use of high-capacity Li metal anodes and high voltage cathodes for higher energy density over a much wider operating temperature range. However, their progress has been limited due to electrode/electrolyte interfacial issues. In particular, for Li-metal anodes concerns over dendrite formation/propagation and the requirement for elevated temperature and high stack pressure are still prevalent. To eliminate these concerns, a rational design of tailored structures and interfaces in Li-metal anodes will be presented. In addition, progress toward full cells using these tailored structures and interfaces will be presented.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Li-metal wetting of oxide electrolyte interface
    • Effect of oxide surface defects on Li dendrite formation
    • Effect of 3D structure on localized current density
    • Avoiding stack pressure to maintain uniform Li/oxide contact

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    Dr. Eric D Wachsman – Director of Maryland Energy Innovation Institute

    Dr. Eric D Wachsman is the Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research and a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He is also President of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and Editor-in-Chief of Ionics, a Fellow of both ECS and the American Ceramic Society; elected member of the World Academy of Ceramics; the recipient of the Carl Wagner Award; the Sir William Grove Award; the Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition Award; and the HTM Outstanding Achievement Award from ECS. His research is focused on solid ion-conducting materials and the development of solid-state batteries, fuel cells, ion-transport membranes, and gas sensors. He has more than 270 publications & 35 patents, and to date three companies have been founded based on these technologies.

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    The IP Landscape of Silicon and Lithium Metal Anodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries

    This joint presentation by technology law firm Fenwick and energy storage patent & innovation monitoring service B-Science.net will discuss the technical evolution of high energy negative electrodes based on silicon and lithium metal, and the intellectual property protection sought to cover these advancements. The presentation will focus on emerging technical requirements and patenting activity for cells with solid or semi-solid electrolytes.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Silicon-based and lithium metal negative electrodes for lithium-ion batteries
    • Interface aspects with liquid, semi-solid and solid electrolytes
    • Technology evolution and IP protection

    Presenters
    Howard Lim – Patent Attorney, Fenwick & West LLP
    Pirmin Ulmann – Co-Founder & CEO, B-Science.net

    Howard L. Lim is a patent lawyer representing technology-based clients in patent litigation matters and post-grant proceedings, such as inter partes reviews. He works on intellectual property and legal issues related to lithium-ion batteries. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Howard developed lithium-ion batteries at Panasonic and Sanyo Electric Company for electric vehicle and energy storage applications.

    Pirmin Ulmann is co-founder and CEO of b-science.net, a battery innovation & patent monitoring service that is based on a novel machine learning approach. He obtained a diploma in chemistry from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2004 and a PhD from Northwestern University (USA) in 2009. Thereafter, he was a JSPS Foreign Fellow at the University of Tokyo (Japan). From 2010 to 2016, while working at a major battery materials manufacturer in Switzerland, he was a co-inventor of 7 patent families related to lithium-ion batteries. He holds the credential Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) and has co-authored scientific publications with more than 1,700 citations.

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    Patenting Inventions Course 1/3: Patenting Energy Storage Inventions

    Electrochemical inventions are interdisciplinary. Intellectual property strategies for protecting chemical, electronic, and software inventions may not be helpful for protecting inventions at the interface of these disciplines. This talk will include strategies for protecting chemicals and materials used in batteries as well as new uses of battery technology. This talk will highlight the key issues to prioritize when building valuable intellectual property portfolios for energy storage applications.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Uniqueness of Electrochemical Inventions
    • Patent Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices
    • When and Where to File Energy Storage Patents
    • Patent Valuation
    • Industry Patent Trends

    Presenter
    Todd Ostomel – Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

    Todd Ostomel helps entrepreneurs develop intellectual property portfolios for protecting inventions directed to inorganic and organic chemicals, chemical processes, electrochemical devices and materials, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Todd focuses on patent prosecution and portfolio management, patent opinions, due diligence, and trade secret counseling.

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    Patenting Inventions Course 2/3: Battery Patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), within the United States Patent and Trademark Office, provides an alternative to federal court litigation on issues of patent validity. The PTAB conducts trials, including inter partes, post-grant reviews and derivation proceedings, as well as hears appeals from adverse examiner decisions in patent applications and reexamination proceedings. This webinar will review battery patent activity before the PTAB, such A123’s petition to institute inter partes review against Long Hua Technology Co., Ltd’s US Patent No. 7,803,484 directed to LiFePO4 cathodes.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Why is the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)?
    • What types of disputes can be litigated before the PTAB?
    • Recent battery patent activity before the PTAB

    Presenter
    Todd Ostomel – Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

    Todd Ostomel helps entrepreneurs develop intellectual property portfolios for protecting inventions directed to inorganic and organic chemicals, chemical processes, electrochemical devices and materials, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Todd focuses on patent prosecution and portfolio management, patent opinions, due diligence, and trade secret counseling.

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