Ilika confirms progress with solid-state battery patents
Solid-state battery technology company Ilika has been granted eight of its ‘Stereax’ solid-state battery patent filings in five patent jurisdictions, it announced on Tuesday.
The AIM-traded firm said that over the past two years, it had seen “substantial progress” in the prosecution of that aspect of its patent portfolio at the patent offices of China, Korea, Japan, the United States, and Europe.
As a result, three of its patent families were said to be “significantly stronger”, with eight related filings going to grant and notices of allowance being issued for a further four.
It said those patent filings protected the methods used to make its thin-film solid-state Stereax cells.
The Stereax roadmap began with miniature batteries designed to meet the demands of powering wireless devices, and had since been extended to include large format cells for automotive.
“Protecting Ilika's know-how relating to solid-state batteries is key to our ability to grow our business,” said Ilika chief executive officer Graeme Purdy.
“We take this very seriously and employ a vice-president of intellectual property, who is seconded to the company from an international firm of patent lawyers to manage this process for us.
“This strategy is validated by the continued stream of granted patents reinforcing our position.”