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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

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    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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    Patenting Inventions Course 3/3: International Battery Patent Battles

    In the first three months of 2021, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced two investigations related to patented battery technology. Later in 2021, the ITC is scheduled to issue decisions in two additional investigations relating to lithium-ion battery cells. This talk will present a case study highlighting the impact of the ITC on the battery industry.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Why is the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) a popular venue for battery litigation?
    • What types of disputes can be litigated before the ITC?
    • Recent activity in ITC battery litigation

    Presenters
    Todd Ostomel – Partner at Squire Patton Boggs
    Adam Hess – 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.

    Adam Hess serves as lead counsel in federal district court litigation, in Section 337 investigations at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and in international arbitration, including before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Europe and before several US arbitration bodies. He works with Customs and Border Protection on matters concerning the enforcement of ITC exclusion orders.

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    Solid-State Batteries – The Key Enabling Technology in Advanced Electric Vehicles

    The ‘EV Everywhere Grand Challenge’ has led to extensive research and development of battery technologies with high energy density. To date, state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries (SOA LIBs) based on alkali metal ion intercalation cathodes and anodes have been widely adopted in plug-in hybrid and niche high performance electric vehicles. However, concern with the ultimate limits of SOA LIBs related to their energy density, weight and safety suggests the need for alternatives over the long term. Solid-state batteries (SSBs) have been recognized as an ideal solution that can enable energy densities beyond those of SOA LIBs by utilizing Li metal anode and high voltage cathode, while delivering long cycle life and improved safety. As the key component of SSB, solid-state electrolyte (SSE) replaces the porous separator/ liquid electrolyte to act as a physical barrier and mechanically suppress the formation and penetration of Li dendrites. However, successful development and commercialization of SSBs requires fundamental research related to enhancing the SSE ionic conductivity, stabilizing the     electrolyte/ electrode interfaces, cell and pack manufacturing methods, development of battery management systems, and efficient battery pack designs. In this webinar, the practices and principles that have been proposed for dealing with core problems related to SSBs as well as future research avenues that will encourage the adoption of SSBs in real application will be discussed.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The microstructure role and SSE composition on the Li+ conduction behavior
    • Design and development of an effective electrode-electrolyte interface in SSBs
    • Mechanistic origins of Li dendrite growth in SSEs and approaches to mitigate the dendrite penetration
    • Manufacturing challenges related to mass production of SSBs

    Presenter
    Asma Sharafi – Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company

    Asma Sharafi is a Research Engineer working in Electrification Subsystem and Power Supply Department at Ford Motor Company. Prior to joining Ford, she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering. Her primary focus is development of pioneering strategies to improve the durability and increase the energy density of batteries for their implementation in electric vehicles.

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