Tulip Innovation Launches New Patent Licensing Program based on LG Energy Solution and Panasonic Energy Lithium-Ion Battery Technologies

Tulip Innovation Kft.

Battery manufacturers now have an efficient and flexible way to access rights under broad patent portfolios of more than 5,000 patents encompassing critical IP from two industry pioneers.

BUDAPEST, Hungary–BUSINESS WIRE–

Tulip Innovation Kft. today announced the launch of a new licensing program aggregating patents related to lithium-ion battery technology from LG Energy Solution, Ltd. (LG Energy Solution) and Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd. (Panasonic Energy). Tulip’s new licensing program is based on a combined portfolio of more than 5,000 LG Energy Solution and Panasonic Energy patents from over 1,500 patent families and is available to all battery manufacturers globally. This program represents the largest aggregation of patents offered for license in the battery industry to date.

LG Energy Solution and Panasonic Energy are leaders and pioneers in lithium-ion battery technology, with a history of groundbreaking innovation spanning more than two decades and significant investments in research and development annually. These companies have successfully developed – and served as the principal contributors to – many of the most widely deployed battery technologies in the world.

Tulip’s program offers battery manufacturers a new efficient and alternative way of accessing this wide range of patented technologies from LG Energy Solution and Panasonic Energy through a single license. The patent portfolio licensed by Tulip covers a broad spectrum of materials and processes related to cathode, anode, electrolyte, separator, and electrode, as well as structures and processes related to cells, modules, and packs.

“With standardized agreements, streamlined administration, and a single point of contact, Tulip offers considerable advantages for manufacturers who are ready to obtain the IP licenses necessary to cover their lithium-ion battery operations under the LG Energy Solution and Panasonic Energy patent portfolios,” said Giustino de Sanctis, CEO of Tulip.

Tulip’s engagement as licensing administrator reflects the trust in its team of experienced patent licensing professionals shared by both LG Energy Solution and Panasonic Energy.

“The Tulip program is an excellent opportunity for companies active in lithium-ion battery manufacturing to obtain broad licenses on major technology areas that could serve as bedrocks for their businesses,” said Jay Kim, Chief Technology Officer of LG Energy Solution. “By providing a fair patent license opportunity to industry latecomers, Tulip will contribute to upholding fair and competitive market condition in the battery industry.”

“Creating a fair competitive environment through this program will foster innovation in green technology, thereby contributing to achieving a more sustainable society,” said Shoichiro Watanabe, Chief Technology Officer of Panasonic Energy. “Tulip’s unique ability to provide licensees with tailored solutions, combined with a deep understanding of the technologies and industry standards, along with simplified reporting and administrative procedures, will significantly benefit all stakeholders involved.”

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