Alexander Savin - Jan 08, 2024

Nuclear Fusion: A Case Study in the need for a cohesive IP Strategy at the forefront of science

Following on the continued success in inertial confinement research..

David Brooks - Dec 20, 2023

UK Battery Strategy Commentary

Ahead of the Global Investment Summit hosted recently in November..

Niles Beadman - Nov 28, 2023

Invention Capture: 5 Steps to Success - Transforming Technology to Patent Protection

Invention capturing, also referred to as invention harvesting or..

Katherine Green - Nov 13, 2023

Most opposed patents of 2022

As with CRISPR, patents directed to Nobel Prize-winning technologies..

Simon Parry - Oct 19, 2023

Major developments in the UK offshore wind farm industry

October has been a busy and exciting month for offshore wind news in..

Matthew Smith - Sep 08, 2023

Trends in Graphene IP – a refresh

Last year, we delved into the data to see how the number of patent..

David Brooks - Sep 06, 2023

IP audits for battery and energy storage businesses

Companies working in the fields of batteries and energy storage often..

Fynn McLennan - Aug 21, 2023

Silicon anodes: where are we now?

In 2020, we wrote about some of the approaches being taken to develop..

Alexander Savin - Aug 09, 2023

Nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hope for limitless clean energy

A research team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in..

Niles Beadman - Aug 08, 2023

Superconductor sparks excitement, but meets resistance

The last few weeks have seen the rise of an unlikely social media..

Alexander Cavell - Jul 17, 2023

Developing battery technology? Think inside the Box!

The Patent Box is a tax break scheme that is designed to encourage..

Rob Walker - May 02, 2023

The History of Hydrofoils

Since their introduction into the America’s Cup boats in 2013,..

Thea Toutoungy - Apr 21, 2023

The lithium rush: an unsustainable approach to sustainability?

In recent years, the world has seen the significant consequences of..

Ben Boyd - Apr 17, 2023

Offshore winds blow against Siemens

Late last year Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S was unsuccessful..

Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 30, 2023

Battery insights & IP trends - new special report

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest special report..

Sam Bailey - Jan 16, 2023

Battery innovation - an enabling technology for the reduction of greenhouse emissions

From both sides of the research community, companies and academics..

Sam Bailey - Jul 20, 2022

Electrolytes: the challenge for new-age batteries

Most people have heard some version of a horror story about a laptop..

Thomas Lonsdale - Jun 30, 2022

High hopes for hydrogen electrolysers: EPO report looks to the future of green hydrogen production

Hydrogen is often seen as the “fuel of the future” due to its high..

Callum McGuinn - May 12, 2022

Better battery regulations

From 1 July 2024, all rechargeable industrial and EV batteries will..

Isobel Stone - Apr 04, 2022

Powering pacemakers – (don’t) be still, my beating heart

Millions of people around the world depend on implanted medical..

Genevieve Pugh - Feb 17, 2022

Battery materials – sourcing a brighter battery-powered future

As demonstrated by the recent COP 26 UN Climate Change conference,..

Fynn McLennan - Jan 10, 2022

Solid-state electrolytes – a firm footing for the future?

Innovation must produce sustainable solutions in every area of..

Thomas Lonsdale - Nov 16, 2021

Plastics from thin air – converting captured carbon dioxide

From the start of 2021 up to the date of writing this blog in..

Paul Dunne - Oct 27, 2021

Planet-saving partnerships: collaborating on sustainable innovation

In the race to bring forward sustainable solutions, worlds are..

Jacqueline Murphy - Oct 26, 2021

New Green IP Report launched

To coincide with the launch of COP26 we have released a new report..

Sean Jauss - Oct 11, 2021

Podcast with Nick Hounsfield, Founder, The Wave: surf's up at The Wave

We speak to Nick Hounsfield, Founder of The Wave — an inland surfing..

Sam Bailey - Oct 01, 2021

Intercalation Station: bringing new energy to battery industry reporting

This online news channel offers an insider’s viewpoint as it breaks..

Alexander Cavell - Jun 28, 2021

Structural batteries: “massless” energy storage

In recent years, people have sought to harness the world’s natural..

Rachel Oxley - Jun 28, 2021

Podcast with Dave Rigg, COO, Bombora: The power of wave energy

We speak to Dave Rigg, Chief Operating Officer at Bombora, a marine..

Andrew Walkinshaw - May 25, 2021

Meet the material: PowerPaste

A new hydrogen-based fuel packs quite a punch, writes Kerry..

Isobel Stone - Apr 07, 2021

Hydrogen: turning grey to green

Hydrogen fuels, with their high energy density and clean-air..

Thomas Lonsdale - Mar 17, 2021

eFuel – the solution to green air travel?

Electric vehicles (EVs) look like an obvious replacement in working..

Callum McGuinn - Mar 12, 2021

Energy storage: batteries and beyond

Better storage is the key to a cleaner energy future, so what..

Nathan Zhang - Jan 15, 2021

Lithium-metal batteries: a separator solution to dendrites

Global demand for clean, renewable energy is now higher than ever..

Matthew Smith - Jan 15, 2021

Meet the material: liquid crystal elastomer

A team at Rice University has developed a morphing material with much..

Sam Bailey - Dec 17, 2020

EU batteries directive – powering up opportunities?

Changing needs, new demands

Global energy consumption has more than..

Joseph Newcombe - Dec 11, 2020

Safer and better: Nanotech Energy batteries signal positive news

Our lives require storage of electrical energy more than ever these..

Joseph Newcombe - Dec 04, 2020

Cornwall powering the UK to the frontline of the lithium revolution

Cornwall has long been an historic centre for mining in the UK. Since..

Richard Howe - Nov 29, 2020

Graphene getting the automotive industry into gear

In the years since graphene was first created at the University of..

Ben Boyd - Nov 18, 2020

Aiming for the sky: aviation carbon reduction goals

One consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the significant..

Sam Bailey - Nov 10, 2020

EPO and IEA dive deep into battery patent data

Weighing in at nearly 100 pages, the recent detailed report on..

Andrew Mears - Oct 30, 2020

Powering the future: It takes a very SPECIFIC set of skills

Forward editor Caitlin Mackesy Davies learns how a collaborative..

Daniel Brodsky - Oct 25, 2020

How green are electric vehicles?

Electric vehicles are often hailed as a primary solution for..

Sam Bailey - Oct 02, 2020

Batteries: Power is nothing without control

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Sam..

Sam Bailey - Sep 23, 2020

A supercharged day for Tesla and battery tech

On September 22, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to the stage during the..

Niles Beadman - Sep 04, 2020

Battery electrolytes: the latest graphene composites

Storage of electrical energy is now an essential part of our lives...

Simon Parry - Aug 11, 2020

Turning the tide – the growing use of electrical power in the shipping industry

Hybrid and fully electric cars are now beginning to garner wider..

Stephen Gill - Jul 10, 2020

Batteries in trains – filling the gap

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have recently announced an..

Alexander Cavell - Jul 07, 2020

Tesla: Driving battery development differently

“Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The..

Melodie Richardson - Jun 24, 2020

Increasing battery capacity: going Si high

Lithium-ion batteries can be found in almost every portable..

Rachel Oxley - Jun 08, 2020

Ocean Energy - out of the blue

Long considered the poor relation of solar and wind-based solutions,..

Callum McGuinn - Apr 07, 2020

Taking charge - repurposing, recycling and reinventing batteries

Innovation in repurposing, recycling and reinventing batteries will..

Alison Fugard - Mar 24, 2020

Pushing Energy Storage to the MX(ene)

Batteries are indispensable in modern life. Not only is our reliance..

Callum McGuinn - Feb 26, 2020

Lithium-sulfur batteries - an attractive alternative

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are a ubiquitous energy source in..

Joseph Newcombe - Dec 05, 2019

3 R's for sustainability of the battery industry

Zero-carbon transport and energy production are set to grow under the..

Callum McGuinn - Nov 20, 2019

Lithium-ion batteries - powering the EVs of the future

In a recent blog, Eleanor Maciver reviewed a variety of promising..

Simon Parry - Nov 11, 2019

Extreme fast charging – the future of electric vehicle batteries

With global deployment now exceeding five million, electric vehicles..

Eleanor Maciver - Sep 18, 2019

Batteries for the future: the sky may not be the limit!

In an earlier blog Sam Bailey discussed the growing demands for high..

Sam Bailey - Jun 27, 2019

Charging into the future - the increasing demands on battery technologies

Battery technology is an area of constant innovation. For years we..

Simon Parry - Apr 05, 2019

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: growth and innovation

While much attention and noise has surrounded the growth in the..

Matthew Smith - Apr 04, 2019

Hydrogen: the storage question

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. It’s light; it’s abundant (at..