Energy storage patent search & reviews


Hot cause - accelerate energy storage technology development

  • Why do batteries improve more slowly than other technologies?
  • Batteries and supercapacitors consist of several components that are manufactured by different organisations.

    Battery interfaces

    With increasing energy density, these components exhibit rising interdependencies, which means that only very few high energy material combinations will lead to stable cycling.
  • To come up with inventive breakthroughs, researchers need to achieve high situational awareness beyond their in-house R&D capabilities to identify suitable combinations of high energy components that lead to strong performance.
  • An accurate and timely understanding of the global patent literature allows researchers to develop components that interface well with each other in novel energy storage systems that will be commercialised over the coming 5-10 years.

Cool solutions for the energy storage community

  • Machine learning (ML) based patent search

  • Our ML-based patent search tool allows for machine ranking of large result sets according to relevancy with respect to a specific technical field, such as 'lithium-ion batteries - positive electrode'.
  • Substantial time savings are possible because the most important results are displayed first.
  • Our ML models are based on thousands of curated patents, which leads to superior relevancy ratings.
  • Google and b-science.net translations further increase situational awareness, specifically with respect to patents filed in Asia.
  • This use case illustrates the concept.
  • Strategic energy storage patent reviews

  • Based on our ML relevancy ranking methodology, we have been able to identify a multitude of trends in the IP literature that have proven helpful for decision makers.
  • We have mapped the R&D agenda of industrial players, which leads to a quantitative picture as to how they position themselves with respect to key forks in the energy storage roadmap, such as solid vs. liquid electrolytes.
  • Triweekly patent reports contain timely overviews of the most important new patent families in a certain field, such as lithium-sulfur batteries.
  • Check out a preview of our strategic patent reviews and of our triweekly patent reports.


The Battery Show North America
Please visit our booth at
The Battery Show North America (11-13 September in Novi MI, USA, booth 2039).

Battery Technology Show London

Please come to our booth at the Battery Technology Show in London.
We will join the breakout discussion 'What's Next?' sponsored by the Faraday Institution.

  • Upon registration, your organisation receives for free:
    - 10,000 machine learning credits to try our novel ML-based patent search
    - previews of 'strategic energy storage patent review' modules (every 1-2 months)
    - triweekly patent reports according to your choice (first 5 results)