NMC Lithium-Ion Batteries 2017 – Patent Landscape Analysis


Lithium Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) Oxides have become a key material for a wide range of battery applications – but who has the best IP position?



  • IP trends, including time evolution of published patents and countries of patent filings
  • Current legal status of patents
  • Ranking of main patent applicants by supply chain segment
  • Joint developments and IP collaboration networks of main patent applicants
  • Key patents and granted patents near expiration by supply chain segment
  • Relative strength of the main companies’ IP portfolios by supply chain segment
  • Matrix showing patent applicants and their patented technologies
  • Segmentation of patents by supply chain position, including precursor, material, electrode and battery producers, and by type of NMC materials, including non-modified, modified by cation or anion substitution, mixed with other active materials like LiMO2, LiMO3, LiMO4, LiMPO4, oxide or fluoride materials, carbon or polymer, and core-shell materials
  • IP position versus market position for each key player
  • Excel database with all patents analyzed in the report, including technology segmentation

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