Apr 26, 2016
BioSolar, developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials, today announced that it has jointly filed national phase patent applications with the European Patent Convention for "a multicomponent-approach to enhance stability and capacitance in polymer-hybrid supercapacitors." This invention also provides the core basis for the Company's super battery technology.
BioSolar previously filed an international patent application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for the technology that forms the basis of the proprietary technology the Company believes will improve storage capacity and increase the lifetime of supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries.
The European Patent Convention (EPC), also known as the Convention on the Grant of European Patents of 5 October 1973, is a multilateral treaty instituting the European Patent Organization and providing an autonomous legal system according to which European patents are granted. The EPC provides a legal framework for the granting of European patents via a single, harmonized procedure before the European Patent Office.
"Filing this joint patent application in Europe helps protect the technological milestones achieved thus far, and moves us closer to the next phase of building complete prototypes and identifying potential customers in Europe, as well as the rest of the world," said David Lee, CEO of BioSolar. "Rarely does one technology exhibit such potential across so many energy sectors spanning solar, electric vehicles, and traditional charging applications for personal technology use. We believe that, once commercialized, the opportunities for application in these industries, as well as licensing opportunities with strategic partners and customers, positions us well for the short and long-term future."
BioSolar is currently funding a sponsored research program at the University of California, Santa Barbara ("UCSB"), to further develop its super battery technology. The lead inventors of the technology are UCSB professor Dr. Alan Heeger, the recipient of a Nobel Prize in 2000 for the discovery and development of conductive polymers, and Dr. David Vonlanthen, a project scientist and expert in energy storage at UCSB.