IP Overview presents a patent mapping analysis of the “Lithium Titanate Electrodes for Batteries” field. In the current roadmap on emerging battery technologies, Lithium Titanate (LTO) raises high hope concerning the possibility of high rate capability, fast charge, wide operating temperature range and long life cycle. Its lower operating voltage that can be considered as a handicap also brings a significant advantage in terms of safety. The LTO anodes are therefore of crucial interest for battery manufacturers and end-users of batteries.
This interest results in a very high research and patenting activity in the last five years. With the near expiry of the historical patents (like the US5545468 Panasonic patent in 2013), many actors are building up their portfolio in order to acquire a blocking position.
The present report analyses the patent environment and notably highlights the strategy of current major players which are not necessarily the major patent holders. These major patent holders are end users (Toshiba, Toyota, Panasonic, LG, Sanyo ), battery manufacturers (Yuasa Battery, BYD, Enerdel, Altair Nano ), material manufacturers (Toho titanium, Titan Kogyo, Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha ) and institutional entities (CEA, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Univ Beijing ). The question can be raised for a few of them of their possibility to evolve rapidly enough to maintain their market position towards better protected competitors.
In a sector where 450 patents and patent applications have been filed, this « IP Overview - Lithium Titanate battery » provides you with a comprehensive panorama of the intellectual property landscape and helps you:
Position your company’s R&D and IP Portfolio
Identify key inventors and key players involved in specific compositions of anodes
Understand the collaboration networks and theirs dynamics