PRE-RECORDED WEBINARS

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

    *Recording Only* (On-Demand Audio/Video)

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

    *Recording Only* (On-Demand Audio/Video)

    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.

    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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  • (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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  • (FREE) MERSEN: How to Safely Select DC Fuses for EES Systems

    Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Proper selection of direct current (DC) overcurrent fuses is not as simple as it may seem, and several factors need to be looked at for proper selection. Design engineers need to look at many different things such as what we’re protecting, system voltage changes, circuit fault currents, minimum breaking currents, mechanical requirements, temperature deratings, system operation regarding cycling, etc. All of these and other factors need to be taken into consideration to safely select the proper DC fuse for each unique application. This presentation will take you through the basics of DC and AC fuses, DC circuit protection methods, and review EES fuse selection along with a case study. With the rapid growth of Electrical Energy Storage systems being implemented and deployed, we see an opportunity to educate everyone on this topic.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Fuseology
    • Fuse Selection Practices
    • DC Circuit Protection
    • EES Fuse Selection Methodology
    • Case Study

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

    Presenter
    Cynthia Cline – Principal Solutions Engineer at Mersen

    Cynthia Cline, is Mersen’s Principal Solutions Engineer and has over 35 years of experience with customer applications and providing detailed circuit analysis to meet customer needs with AC and DC fuse protection. She is also active with codes and standards for UL and IEC protection products. She graduated with a degree in Electrical Power Systems from Michigan Technological University.

    Mersen is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) MERSEN: Increasing Power Density for Military and Aerospace Applications

    Wednesday, September 01, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Laminated bus bars and cold plates are commonplace in a wide range of defense and space programs designed by Mersen‘s Rochester, NY plant, registered under ITAR with the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

    Mersen’s laminated bus bars are engineered for optimal increased capacitance, minimal voltage drop and lower inductance ideal for SiC. All applications are tailored to a system’s environmental, physical, and electrical needs.

    Mersen’s cold plates are designed to withstand harsh environment and provide a reliable cooling solution to meet application needs. The wide range of engineered solutions include air cooled heat sinks, embedded heat pipe assemblies to high performance liquid cold plates. These techniques come highly desired for removing heat from any diode, power amplifier or SiC device.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Bus Bar Solutions
    • Cooling Solutions

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

    Presenter
    Philippe Roussel – VP of Global Strategic Marketing at Mersen

    Philippe Roussel, Ph.D, graduated from the University of Lyon in Electronics and Microelectronics. He was granted a Ph.D in Integrated Electronics Systems from the Applied Sciences National Institute (INSA) in Lyon. He joined Mersen in 2014 as VP of Global Strategic Marketing for power electronics products line-up.

    Mersen is a proud sponsor of this event.

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