The automotive industry continues to be a hotbed of patent innovation. Activity in mixed-metal oxide lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery is driven by increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and longer-lasting, safer, sustainable, and affordable portable electronics, and growing importance of technologies such as high-nickel and single-crystal cathode materials, silicon and germanium anodes, and solid-state electrolytes. In the last three years alone, there have been over 1.7 million patents filed and granted in the automotive industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Batteries in automotive: mixed-metal oxide Li-ion battery. Buy the report here.
According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over one million patents to analyze innovation intensity for the automotive industry, there are 300+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.
Mixed-metal oxide Li-ion battery is a key innovation area in batteries
Mixed-metal oxide Li-ion battery refers to a type of lithium-ion battery that uses a mixed-metal oxide material as a cathode. This type of battery is known for its high energy density and long cycle life.
GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 30+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established automotive companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of mixed-metal oxide Li-ion battery.
Key players in mixed-metal oxide Li-ion battery – a disruptive innovation in the automotive industry
‘Application diversity’ measures the number of applications identified for each patent. It broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.
‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of countries each patent is registered in. It reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.
Patent volumes related to mixed-metal oxide Li-ion battery
Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics
LG is one of the leading patent filers in mixed-metal oxide Li-ion battery technology. The company filed patents for enhanced cycleability and longevity of Li-ion batteries. Some other key patent filers in this space include Samsung SDI and Toyota Motor.
In terms of application diversity, Sharp leads the pack, while ITI Scotland and Sumitomo stood in the second and third positions, respectively. By means of geographic reach, ITI Scotland held the top position, followed by Sharp and Mitsubishi Chemical.
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