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NMC鋰離子電池的專利形勢

NMC Lithium-Ion Batteries Patent Landscape

出版商 Knowmade 商品編碼 531436
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NMC鋰離子電池的專利形勢 NMC Lithium-Ion Batteries Patent Landscape
出版日期: 2017年07月21日 內容資訊: 英文 PDF with >180 slides
簡介

本報告提供NMC (鎳、錳、鈷) 鋰離子電池的專利形勢調查分析,主要的專利受讓人的IP策略及技術選擇揭示,主要的技術,專利申請的時間發展,主要的專利申請者與其申請國等相關彙整。

簡介

調查手法

重大新聞

摘要整理

專利形勢概要

  • 專利發行的時間發展
  • 主要的專利受讓人
  • 專利受讓人的時間發展
  • 主要的專利受讓人的IP領導
  • IP合作網路
  • 3M的專利許可證
  • 芝加哥大學的專利許可證
  • 發行國
  • 主要的專利受讓人的專利申請國
  • 專利發行活動的製圖
  • 專利應用的時間發展:各國
  • 主要的目前專利所有者的製圖
  • 主要的目前專利申請者的製圖
  • 主要的專利受讓人的專利活動
  • 有效期限近的專利
  • IP競爭企業的獨立性:透過引用數

專利訴訟

  • 有可能性的未來的原告
  • 芝加哥大學/BASF的訴訟
  • 3M的訴訟

專利區分

  • 調查手法
  • 前驅體製造
  • 材料製造
  • 電極製造
  • 鋰電池的利用
  • 供應鏈的地位概要

各供應鏈的定位市場區隔

  • 專利受讓人的排行榜
  • 專利受讓人的IP動態
  • IP領導
  • 領先技術的優點目錄
  • IP定位掩護的可能性
  • 最常引用的專利、其他

結論

目錄

NMC BATTERY IP ACTIVITY IS RAMPING UP ALONG WITH THE MARKET:

Since their development in the early 1990's, lithium-ion batteries have become an essential energy storage device for a wide range of applications, including electronic devices, stationary storage and electric vehicles. Using Lithium Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt Oxides (NMC, NCM or LiwNixMnyCozO2) in lithium-ion batteries provides high power and energy densities and thermal stability. NMC materials can be tailored to reach a wide range of charge and thus can be used in various types of batteries. According to Yole Développement, NMC materials will dominate the global lithium-ion battery market. They should reaching about 51% of the global cathode material market by 2022, driven by the increasing demand for electrical vehicle applications, according to Yole's “Status of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Industry” report, published in July 2017. The multiple license agreements and the recent patent war between BASF/University of Chicago (Argonne) and Umicore indicate market maturity. The number of mergers and acquisitions, patent litigations and license agreements should increase due to the growing number of companies operating in NMC materials, especially Chinese companies. The number of enforceable patents is increasing worldwide, and several companies already stand out thanks to their strong IP position. Therefore, it is a critical time to understand the global competitive environment of NMC lithium-ion batteries from a patent perspective. In-depth patent analyses of key technologies and players can help anticipate changes, detect business opportunities, mitigate risks and make strategic decisions to strengthen one's market position and maximize return on one's IP portfolio. For this report, we investigated the global patent landscape of NMC Lithium-ion Batteries including precursor, material, electrode and battery manufacturing issues, and all types of NMC materials, whether unmodified, modified, core-shell, or mixed with other active or inactive materials.

More than 3,300 patented inventions have been published worldwide up to March 2017 by more than 590 applicants. The first patents on NMC Li-ion batteries were filed by Japanese and Korean companies including Sony, Samsung and LG Chem in the late 1990s. The first main wave of patent publications occurred in 2000s, induced by the emergence of material manufacturers like AGC, Mitsubishi Chemical, Sumitomo Metal Mining, 3M, BASF, Umicore, Chinese battery manufacturers BAK and BYD, and universities. Since then, patent publications have increased strongly thanks to a intense patenting activity from Japanese, Chinese and Korean battery and material manufacturers, and the emergence of electric vehicle constructors like Nissan, Toyota, BMW and Chery. The second wave of patent filings combined with an increase in patent extensions worldwide is an indication of technology maturity and market growth. Currently, more than 4,000 patents have been granted, mainly in Japan and China, and more than 3,600 patent applications are pending, mainly in the USA and China.

KNOW KEY PLAYERS' IP POSITIONS:

More than 590 patent applicants can be found on the NMC Lithium-ion Battery patent landscape. The IP position of key players has been evaluated for precursor, material, electrode and battery manufacturing issues. For each of them, the report provides a ranking and analysis of the relative strength of the top patent holders derived from their portfolio size, patent citation network, countries of patent filings and current patent legal status. We reveal the IP strength of the key IP players involved in NMC Lithium-ion Batteries and we depict their competitive IP positions. A special focus has been placed on the main patent litigation, collaborations and license agreements related to NMC materials.

UNDERSTAND PATENTED TECHNOLOGY AND IP STRATEGY:

In this report, we reveal the IP strategy and the technical choices of the main patent assignees. For each supply chain segment, including precursor, material, electrode and battery, the report includes the description of key technologies, the time evolution of patent applications, the main patent assignees and their filing countries, the key patents, the patents near expiration date and the recent patented technologies. For each supply chain segment, the >3,300 patented inventions selected for this study have been categorized by type of NMC materials, such as non-modified, modified by cation or anion substitution and mixed with other active materials.

COMPARE IP AND MARKET POSITION:

<>The report compares the main IP players and main market players. For each of them, it highlights the discrepancies between their market position and their IP position regarding the supply chain - whether they make precursor, material, or batteries - and the type of NMC material, such as un-modified, modified, or core-shell. The main market players are not always the main IP players.

USEFUL PATENT DATABASE (>8,980 patents):

The report also includes an Excel database containing the >8,980 patents and patent applications analyzed in the study. This useful patent database allows multi-criteria searches and includes patent publication number, hyperlinks to the original documents, priority date, title, abstract, patent assignees, technological segments and legal status for each member of the patent families.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

  • Introduction to Lithium-ion batteries
  • Scope of the report
  • Key features of the report
  • Objectives of the reports

METHODOLOGY

  • Patent search, selection and analysis
  • Search equations
  • Terminologies for patent analysis

NOTEWORTHY NEWS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PATENT LANDSCAPE OVERVIEW

  • Time evolution of patent publications
  • Main patent assignees
  • Time evolution of patent assignees
  • IP leadership of main patent assignees
  • IP collaboration network
  • Licenses of patents from 3M
  • Licenses of patents from University of Chicago
  • Publication countries
  • Countries of patent filings for main patent assignees
  • Mapping of patenting activity
  • Time evolution of patent applications by country
  • Mapping of main current patent holders
  • Mapping of main current patent applicants
  • Patenting activity of main patent assignees
  • Granted patents near expiration date
  • IP competitors dependency by citations

PATENT LITIGATIONS

  • Potential future plaintiffs
  • University of Chicago/BASF's litigations
  • 3M's litigations

PATENT SEGMENTATION

  • Methodology
  • Precursor manufacturing
  • Material manufacturing
  • Electrode manufacturing
  • Use in Lithium batteries
  • Supply chain position overview

For each supply chain position segments:

  • Ranking of patent assignees
  • IP dynamics of patent assignees
  • IP leadership
  • Prior art strength index
  • IP blocking potential
  • Most cited patents
  • Patents split by type of NMC materials
  • Time evolution of types of materials
  • Main patent assignees vs type of materials
  • Market vs IP position of patent assignees

CONCLUSION

COMPANIES PROFILES

KNOWMADE PRESENTATION

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