Silicon anode developer Nexeon (Oxford, UK) has acquired three important sets of patents relating to the use of silicon anodes in lithium ion batteries. The 24 patents were previously owned by Litarion in Germany, which was part of Canadian battery maker Electrovaya.
The global patents cover the manufacture and use of nano scale silicon particles, alone or combined with graphite, and also cover methods of coating carbon particles with silicon using vapour deposition.
“Acquisition of these key patents strengthens Nexeon’s position as a consolidator of IP in this space, and provides our customers with access to a wider range of opportunities and potential applications”, said Dr Chris Friend, IP Director at Nexeon.
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