Posts Tagged: battery technology


Google Uses the Brokered Patent Market for the First Time to Sell Lithium-Ion Battery Patents

Tech giant Google had conducted its first-ever sale of patent assets in the U.S. brokered patent market. Data collected and provided to Bloomberg from the Richardson …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 4

House Energy Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Energy Storage for Improved Grid Reliability in Rural Communities and Renewables

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy recently convened a hearing titled Powering America: The Role of Energy Storage in the Nation’s Electricity …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Apple Counterclaim and 3 New Qualcomm Suits Increase Scope of Battle over Mobile Device Tech

In late November, the legal dispute between San Diego, CA-based semiconductor developer Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Cupertino, CA-based consumer tech giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) over …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Tesla battery patents further proof of Elon Musk’s duplicitous views on patents

Like so many other critics of the patent system, Musk seems to despise all patents except for his own. Of course, Musk never said he avoids patents …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 25

Mark Cuban-backed LuminAID receives first U.S. patent, completes $2 million in sales through 2015

The company has been earning a bit of acclaim from media publications for its technology. Tech news outlet CNET has reported that, when deflated, 50 LuminAID solar-powered lights …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

The new Elon Musk master plan for Tesla reeks of overconfidence

Elon Musk’s updated master plan reeks of overconfidence. He envisions entire fleets of autonomous Tesla vehicles while missing recent sales targets by thousands of units. He …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 13

New method uses patent data to estimate a technology’s future rate of improvement

The team devised an equation incorporating a patent set’s average forward citation and average publication date, and calculated the rate of improvement for each technology domain. …
By Jennifer Chu
3 years ago 3

Elon Musk patent hypocrisy on display in growing SolarCity patent portfolio

Elon Musk also has a bizarro acquaintance with the truth, at least when it comes to patents. In his All Our Patent Are Belong To You [sic] …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 36

Aviation industry looks to cut polluting emissions through alternative fuels and batteries

A lot of research and development into alternative fuels for aircraft has focused on biofuels, which has also been an area of focus of automakers. Last January, …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Samsung pulls ahead in wearables, sets sights on medical innovation

In 2014, Samsung Electronics was second overall among companies receiving U.S. patents with approximately 13.5 patents every day over the course of a year. While much of Samsung's …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Wireless induction charging is coming to electric vehicles

Wireless charging systems are also being designed for use inside the car so that passengers find it easier to keep their smartphones charged over the course of …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Open Innovation for the Electric Vehicle Market

Ford and Tesla have offered their patents for licensing in the hope of increasing electric vehicle (EV) adoption and improving the supporting infrastructure. In contrast, Toyota is …
By Peter Spours
4 years ago 1

Government subsidies helped Elon Musk attain $13.3 billion net worth

To Musk’s credit, he has not denied that his companies received substantial government assistance, and it seems as though he’s never refuted the amount of …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 13

Tesla unveils energy storage for a sustainable home, retains open source stance on patents

Tesla’s Powerwall batteries will come in two varieties: one a 10 kilowatt-hour (kWh) version for a weekly cycle unit designed for backup applications, the other a 7 kWh …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 5

Toyota Motors One-Ups Tesla, Makes Thousands of Royalty-Free Patents Available

Toyota is attempting to boost collaborative innovation in the field of vehicle fuel cell technologies by opening up thousands of patents for royalty-free use by other automakers. …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1