Sophie Chua - Jan 16, 2024

Gigafactories & IP: Protecting the processes that power the future

As the use of electric vehicles (EVs) becomes increasingly prevalent,..

David Brooks - Dec 20, 2023

UK Battery Strategy Commentary

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

David Brooks - Dec 05, 2023

Layering up: how graphene is disrupting the sportswear industry

Earlier this year, Novak Djokovic broke the men’s tennis record for..

Sarah Morrow - Nov 29, 2023

What is Graphene?

For an undergraduate scientist, the answer to the question “What is..

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..

Eleanor Maciver - Nov 17, 2023

The polymathic Professor Michael Shaver

The maverick scientist leads the SMI Hub in Manchester. He’s bringing..

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

Graphene: permeating the hydrogen economy

The growth of the so-called “hydrogen economy” is crucial to..

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..

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..

Lisa Sharma - Jun 20, 2023

Making plastic disappear

It comes as no surprise, that single-use plastic remains one of the..

Matthew Smith - Jun 12, 2023

Meet Ava Garside, teenage graphene innovator

Ava Garside first created her pollution sensor badge aged 12. Now..

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..

Ben Boyd - Apr 14, 2023

Patents at sea

Patents are a territorial right. A UK patent provides you with a..

Eleanor Maciver - Mar 15, 2023

Mycelium, a natural wonder

In an ever more eco-aware world, Ecovative is creating foam, fashion,..

Niles Beadman - Feb 21, 2023

Faraday Battery Challenge: Funding the Future

Michael Faraday uncovered the link between electricity and magnetism,..

Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 30, 2023

Battery insights & IP trends - new special report

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

David Brooks - Nov 24, 2022

Graphene: the commercial disrupter

Graphene has generated a tremendous amount of excitement since it was..

Jacqueline Murphy - Oct 25, 2022

Graphene: patenting a wonder material

Our Special Report Graphene: patenting a wonder material examines..

Matthew Smith - Sep 13, 2022

Supercrystals

A new process allows for the creation of conductive nanocrystals,..

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..

Niles Beadman - May 03, 2022

Recycl-ink: innovations in ink recycling

Efforts to improve recyclability are typically focused on high..

Genevieve Pugh - Feb 17, 2022

Battery materials – sourcing a brighter battery-powered future

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

Isobel Stone - Feb 14, 2022

Composites in construction: building towards a stronger and more sustainable future

Composite materials are generally defined as materials produced from..

Fynn McLennan - Jan 10, 2022

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

Innovation must produce sustainable solutions in every area of..

Alison Fugard - Nov 23, 2021

The green graphene revolution – the pursuit of sustainability

If there is one word to describe graphene, it is “potential”. Since..

Paul Dunne - Oct 27, 2021

Planet-saving partnerships: collaborating on sustainable innovation

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

Matthew Smith - Jul 14, 2021

Green graphene - graphene from waste

As the demand for graphene continues to increase, so does the desire..

Alexander Cavell - Jun 28, 2021

Structural batteries: “massless” energy storage

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

Andrew Walkinshaw - May 25, 2021

Meet the material: PowerPaste

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

Nathan Zhang - May 20, 2021

Materials informatics: a data-based approach to materials discovery

Research into new materials with desirable properties has been one of..

Nathan Zhang - May 04, 2021

A sense of hope with graphene-based COVID-19 detection

With mass COVID-19 vaccinations being rolled out by countries across..

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..

Thomas Lonsdale - Mar 02, 2021

Breaking down barriers to film recycling

Since the invention of cellophane by Swiss chemist Jacques E...

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..

Joseph Newcombe - Nov 19, 2020

Protective barriers against COVID-19 – what’s behind the screen?

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a..

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..

Paul Dunne - Nov 09, 2020

Single-use plastics: Is this the last straw?

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

Rebecca Blundell - Oct 27, 2020

The future of tyres in the driverless age

1886 is often regarded as the birth year of the modern car. This was..

Daniel Brodsky - Oct 25, 2020

How green are electric vehicles?

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

Paul Dunne - Oct 20, 2020

Circular economy: rethinking composite plastic packaging

As we move towards a circular economy, there is a huge incentive for..

Niles Beadman - Oct 06, 2020

Circular tyres: a new challenge for the circular economy

Tyres are huge. Globally over 2.2 billion tyres are produced a year –..

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...

Paul Dunne - Aug 24, 2020

Meet the material: Robotic soft matter

Inspired by muscles and activated by light, this lifelike and..

Simon Kiddle - Aug 07, 2020

A shore thing: eco-friendly seaweed materials

It may be a bother for sunbathers, but seaweed is a promising..

Matthew Smith - Jul 23, 2020

Graphene: Patently clear

How is graphene contributing to the sustainability agenda? Matthew..

Jane Liu - Jul 17, 2020

Polymer composites using natural fibres – growing reinforcements, growing in popularity

Fibre-reinforced polymer composites are lightweight yet strong..

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..

Niles Beadman - Jun 15, 2020

Patents driving tyre innovation

From the outside, tyres appear unassumingly simple. But below the..

Matthew Smith - Jun 08, 2020

Edge of discovery

New research into graphitic carbon nitride has brought a solution to..

Thomas Lonsdale - May 28, 2020

Recycling polymer composites (mixed material complicates)

Polymer composites are finding use at an ever-increasing scale in an..

Genevieve Pugh - Apr 28, 2020

Graphene masks: facing up to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Since the development and isolation of graphene by researchers at..

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..

Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 23, 2020

Proud Partners of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC)

We are proud and excited to be starting our second year as an..

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..

Matthew Smith - Nov 18, 2019

Graphene Hackathon

16-17 November 2019 saw a momentous occasion: innovators, creators..

Matthew Smith - Sep 24, 2019

Strict and inflexible: material claims at the EPO

Innovators in advanced materials can face an uphill struggle to get..

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..

Richard Howe - Aug 30, 2019

Printing with graphene: exploring the inks set to unleash graphene's potential

Graphene has been widely heralded as a game-changer in the research..

Matthew Smith - Jul 31, 2019

Green graphene - the pursuit of sustainability

Theoretically, at least, graphene can be produced from any carbon..

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..

Matthew Smith - Mar 28, 2019

Advanced materials: game-changing graphene

In the 15 years since Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov..

Matthew Smith - Oct 25, 2018

Graphene: a whole new '2D world'

Graphene has been heralded as a game changer in the research and..