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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 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

    Howard Lim – Patent Attorney, Fenwick & West LLP
    Pirmin Ulmann – Co-Founder & CEO,

    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, 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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    IP Challenges for Foreign Battery Makers in China – Latest Industrial and Legal Trends

    China is a key market and a serious player in the lithium battery business, especially for EV and other industrial uses. The Chinese government has enacted policies favoring domestic business, while foreign battery makers are left to their means when navigating a very different legal environment. This creates unique challenges for U.S. and European battery makers trying to enter the Chinese battery market. Securing their IP, protecting their supply chain from illegal infiltrations by counterfeiters, preventing and fighting back IP theft, stopping and deterring infringers and counterfeiters are some of these challenges which they cannot avoid when doing business with China. In this webinar we will provide an overview of these challenges, the risk they pose to the business models and strategies of the foreign right holders for overcoming these challenges. We will also provide useful advise and tips for procuring and protecting IP rights in China.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Challenges in the battery business in China from the IP perspective
    • R&D, patent filing strategies and trade secrets
    • Securing supply chain
    • IP theft
    • IP infringement

    Dr. Paolo Beconcini – Patent Attorney at Squire Patton Boggs

    Since 2012 Dr. Paolo Beconcini has headed the firm’s China Intellectual Property team. Paolo manages the trademark, copyright and design portfolios of European and US clients, conceives and implements IP litigation strategies, regularly appears in Chinese courts and attends IPR administrative and police raids on counterfeiters. Paolo has been listed as one of the top foreign experts on China IP for the past five years. He is frequently invited to speak at conferences devoted to the growing field of Chinese IP, and has been actively involved in field projects, including trademark and patent enforcement training programs for Chinese civil servants.

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    Solving Dielectric and Thermal Challenges in EV Batteries with Adhesive Tapes

    The use of electric vehicles in North America is on the rise, and the need for comprehensive safety measures for their batteries is essential. This talk will explore dielectric and thermal protection with pressure sensitive adhesive tapes as a key component of electric vehicle battery safety. We will discuss the benefits of such tapes, their basic composition, and how they can reduce the risk of failure due to electrical or thermal overloads. In addition, we will investigate how these tapes can be combined with other materials like aerogel, thermal ceramics, mica, foam, and more. Finally, we will consider some of the potential challenges and solutions associated with implementing pressure sensitive adhesive tapes in electric vehicle battery safety.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Understanding the challenges of dielectric and thermal protection in E-mobility
    • Learning how to address those challenges with different materials
    • Flame retardant mounting and encapsulation tapes
    • Emergency Thermal Propagation Venting tape solution
    • Puncture, abrasion, and high voltage resistant tapes for robust electrical insulation

    Dr. Fabian Brockmeyer – Lab Manager Automotive at tesa tape North America
    Nico Eddelbuettel – Market Segment Manager ePowertrain at tesa tape North America
    Elliot Sedlecky – Business Development Manager at tesa tape North America

    Tesa Tape is a proud sponsor of this event.

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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

    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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