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Energy storage and batteries

Energy storage is one of the most important challenges facing the world in light of the global drive to net-zero carbon emissions. Energy storage enables electricity to be produced through renewable sources like solar and wind and then used when required. Energy may also be stored in the form of “clean” molecules, such as hydrogen, for future use in fuel cells. Research into energy storage solutions has resulted in high levels of innovation across multiple technology fields, which in turn has significantly increased global patent activity.
Energy storage and batteries

Energy storage solutions encompass numerous technologies, including batteries, such as lithium-ion batteries for electric mobility, grid-scale electricity storage, hydrogen production, and wind and wave generated power. Energy storage also spans diverse technical disciplines, including organic and inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering.

FPA has the technical expertise spanning all of these disciplines. Many of our attorneys have doctoral qualifications and postdoctoral and/or industry research and development experience.  

Our expertise ranges from cell level battery chemistry and hydrogen production chemistry, to the engineering aspects of grid-scale storage, and solar, wind, and wave generated energy.

FPA is well-placed to assist you in protecting your developments in the energy storage field and in navigating the complex and dynamic patent landscape.

Our technical range of expertise includes:

  • Beyond lithium-Ion batteries
  • Chemical and materials engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Electrochemistry
  • Green chemistry
  • Hydrogen and ammonia production
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Materials chemistry
  • Mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  • Organic chemistry
  • Polymers

Our expertise in action

We have assisted research institutions and private companies in protecting their energy storage developments. We have protected inventions relating to cell electrodes, cell chemistry, and hydrogen production.

We strive to establish a close working relationship with our clients, utilising both our knowledge of the legal aspects of patent protection and the client’s technical knowledge to establish an effective strategy that aligns with the client’s commercial goals. Often our attorneys’ technical input has brought to light unforeseen advantages in a client’s development, further adding value to the client’s intellectual property position.

We also represent overseas clients operating in the energy storage sector before local patent offices, often providing recommendations for local practice which can result in broader and more robust protection than available in other jurisdictions.

Key contacts

Grant Jacobsen

Consultant, Melbourne | BSc (Hons), PhD, MIP Law

David Kark

Senior Associate, Sydney | BE (Hons), MEngSc, MIP Law

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