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  • (FREE) SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS: Course 1 of 3 – Patenting Energy Storage Inventions

    Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    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

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    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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  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY: Effects of Partial Nail Penetration on Li-ion Pouch Cell Operation

    Wednesday, July 07, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    While many technological advancements have recently been made to ensure Li-ion batteries operate safely during normal cycling, many hazards exist when it comes to operation in abusive environments. Physical damage to batteries can lead to decreased performance and increased operating temperatures. This often causes thermal runaway, which in severe cases can lead to combustion and possibly explosion. In order to design cells in a way that mitigates these dangerous outcomes, it is important to understand what happens when a battery experiences physical abuse and continues to operate. This work focuses on the operational effects and indications for cells that operate in abusive environments where physical damage can be a concern.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Dynamic impact testing on Li-ion pouch cells
    • Operational indications of cell damage
    • Quantifying accelerated capacity fade due to physical damage
    • Effect of increased operating temperature on coulombic efficiency
    • Incremental capacity analysis for investigation into aging mechanisms

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Casey Jones – Ph.D. Candidate at Purdue University

    Casey Jones is a PhD student in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University, where he works in the Interfacial Multiphysics Laboratory for Dr. Vikas Tomar. His research focuses on destructive testing of Li-ion batteries and the characterization of the effects on cell operation and is funded by the Office of Naval Research. Prior to studying at Purdue he served in the US Navy as a nuclear electronics technician aboard a fast-attack submarine based in Pearl Harbor, and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

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  • SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS: Course 2 of 3 – Battery Patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    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

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    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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  • SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS: Course 3 of 3 – International Battery Patent Battles

    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    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

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    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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  • (FREE) MALVERN PANALYTICAL: Non-Destructive Characterization of Catalyst Coated Membranes for Fuel Cells

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Spectroscopic techniques are powerful non-destructive tools to monitor Nafion membranes, catalytic coatings, and other components of a membrane electrode assembly during production of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC). This presentation will discuss X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, and near-infrared spectroscopy techniques that can be used for materials characterization in development and production. Applications measuring nanocatalyst size, nanocatalyst loading, membrane hydration, and more will be provided as examples.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Proton-exchange membrane fuel cell
    • X-ray diffraction
    • X-ray fluorescence
    • Near infrared spectroscopy
    • At-line characterization

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Scott A Speakman – Principal Scientist at Malvern Panalytical

    Scott A Speakman is a principal scientist for Malvern Panalytical, a leading developer of analytical instrumentation. Scott obtained his Ph.D. studying fuel cell materials at Alfred University, then completed a post-doctoral appointment at Oak Ridge National Lab, splitting time between the High Temperature Materials Lab user program and fuel cell materials research for EERE and FE programs. Scott managed the X-Ray Shared Experimental Facility at MIT for 8 years before joining Malvern Panalytical. Scott A Speakman is a Fellow of the International Center for Diffraction Data and recipient of a 2013 Infinite Mile Award for exceptional service to MIT.

    Malvern Panalytical is a proud sponsor of this event.

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