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  • SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS: IP Challenges for Foreign Battery Makers in China – Latest Industrial and Legal Trends

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    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

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    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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  • (FREE) SARTORIUS: Get the Best of Your Data – Combining Integrity, Connectivity and Data Analytics

    Wednesday, June 08, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Battery production involves many variables that must be optimized to enhance lifetime and energy density, while also reducing production costs. These processes generate a lot of data at every stage, including materials discovery, solid and liquid electrolytes, and electrode and cell manufacturing. Some research institutions generate more than 1 petabyte of data per year (1 million Gigabytes or 1E15 bits), while some industries report over 700 million characterization data per day.

    By using Sartorius Lab Instruments and Data Analytics Software you can get a handle on your production data. Discover how data integrity and connectivity combined with robust data analytics can optimize your manufacturing processes, increase your yield, and help you bring quality cells and packs to the market faster.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Data Integrity and Connectivity for Lab Instruments
    • Connecting Cubis II lab balance to a LIMS system
    • Advanced Data Analytics in Battery Production
    • Multivariate Data Analysis
    • Design of Experiments

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    Wallace Harvey – Head of Regional Market Development, North America
    John Hultman – Manager of OEM, Data Analytics

    A 25 year veteran of the laboratory equipment industry, Wallace Harvey has served in various senior product management, marketing and sales roles throughout his career. In his current assignment, Wallace has North American responsibility as Head of Regional Market Development for Sartorius.

    Johan joined Sartorius Data Analytics (former Umetrics) in 1999, and has held several important positions within the organization including Global Key Account Manager, Sales Manager & Business Development Manager during his 20+ years within the Advanced Data Analytics segment.

    Sartorius is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) TORAY: Detailed Approaches for Post-Mortem Analysis of Lithium Ion Batteries

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Performance degradation of Lithium Ion Batteries (LIBs) is an important problem not only battery users, but also for battery manufacturers and material suppliers. In this webinar, we will present two topics related to the Post-Mortem analysis of LIBs – one is the performance degradation of SiO anode, and the other is a detailed procedure for the quantitative analysis of electrolyte decomposition and SEI formation on graphite negative electrode.

    Toray Research Center can provide detailed and comprehensive data analysis of chemical and morphological changes, using latest instruments, to support material and product performance improvements. Customers can utilize the data set to investigate what may have happened inside the battery, and can correlate the performance degradation with that data analysis.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Lithium Ion battery
    • Post-Mortem analysis
    • SiO anode
    • Electrolyte degradation and SEI formation
    • Morphological observation and Composition analysis

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    Yasuhito Aoki – Researcher at Toray Research Center

    Yasuhito Aoki is a researcher at Toray Research Center. He has been working on material analysis of battery related materials using Raman and infrared spectroscopy.

    Toray Research Center, Inc. is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) VOLTAIQ and BATEMO: Results from a Comprehensive Battery Benchmarking Index

    Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    This talk introduces a comprehensive battery benchmarking index that provides data-backed insights into cell performance needed to evaluate and select the optimal batteries for your application. In this talk, we present a broad and diversified cell database and present the preliminary results from rigorous comparative analysis of these cells. We will end with industry leading battery analytics, enabling customer organizations to be agile and employ best practices with regard to testing and analysis in engineering.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Comparative analysis of cells in recently released products including EVs and power tools
    • Demonstration of large scale analysis across the benchmarking database
    • Demonstration of leveraging models and experimental data together

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    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq
    Dr. Jan Richter – CEO and Co-Founder at Batemo

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is a co-founder of Voltaiq and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Tal co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS, MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.

    Dr.-Ing. Jan Richter studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He focused on electric mobility and the fields of electrochemical energy storage, power electronics, and electrical machines. He has completed his doctorate on modelling, parameter identification and control of highly-utilized synchronous machines, graduating summa cum laude.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • SERMA: Combining Characterization Techniques for Supporting Development of Batteries

    Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    The complexity and scale of different physical-chemical processes inside batteries render any development to be strongly dependent on their proper description and monitoring, from nano-scale to the system-scale. Using different case studies solved by the TEESMAT platform, we will demonstrate how the combination of standard and advanced characterization techniques can support the development of new batteries. Among some examples, we will present:

    – Probing the failure mechanisms of new ultra-capacitors
    – Analyzing commercial Li-ion cells for envisaging a second life (safety)
    – Understanding the copper oxidation phenomena during the fabrication process
    – Quality control of electrodes
    – Fine characterization of polymer based electrolyte for future Li-ion batteries

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Complexity of electrochemical energy storage systems
    • Efficient characterization tools – from nano-scale to pack size
    • Case studies on full value chain – material level, electrochemical mechanisms, production processes, safety, and increased device performance

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    Cyril Marino, PhD – Project Leader at Serma Technologies

    Dr. Cyril Marino obtained a PhD on material science about the understanding of electrochemical phenomena for the conversion materials used as negative electrode for Li-ion batteries at Université Montpellier 2 (France) in 2012. He was pursuing in the field of research with one assistant professor position at Technische Universität München (Germany) and one scientist position at Paul Scherrer Institut to work on the understanding of high voltage cathode materials for Li-ion batteries and the development of Na-ion batteries. He joined Serma Technologies in March 2019 as electrochemical energy storage systems Expert and is the TEESMAT project leader at Serma.

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  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY: Electrode Damage Characterization in Li-Ion Batteries Using Raman Spectroscopy

    Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    While Li-Ion battery technology has continually advanced to provide cells that are smaller and more powerful, compromised safety concerns due to physical damage are always present. Physical damage to a Li-Ion battery can significantly affect its operational performance, causing accelerated degradation and capacity fade. Damage to electrodes and removal of active material lead to microstructural changes in electrode material and unbalanced current distribution, causing polarization in cells. This work focuses on characterizing the effects of partial nail penetrations on electrodes in cells that continue cycling after being damaged by using Raman spectroscopy and incremental capacity analysis. This helps to determine the type and extent of damage to the electrodes over the course of their abbreviated lifetime.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Dynamic impact testing of prismatic Li-Ion cells
    • Raman spectroscopy analysis for anode damage characterization
    • Increased polarization due to unbalanced current distribution
    • Accelerated degradation caused by physical damage
    • Incremental capacity analysis to determine mechanisms of aging

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    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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