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22 September 2020, 07:00 CET

EPO and IEA to publish new study on innovation in batteries and electricity storage

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) will publish a joint study on Tuesday, 22 September 2020 entitled Innovation in batteries and electricity storage – a global analysis based on patent data. The report aims to provide policymakers and the public with an overview of the innovation landscape in this technology area, which is crucial for climate change mitigation.

Topics covered include:

  • The latest trends in electricity storage innovation as reflected in global patent filing figures
  • The leading countries and companies in battery technology
  • Emerging electricity storage technologies
  • Applications and technologies likely to play an important role in future

The study will be available on 22 September at

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Luis Berenguer Giménez

Principal Director Communication

Rainer Osterwalder

Director Media Relations

EPO Press Office

Tel.: +49 89 2399 1833

Mobile: +49 163 8399527



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Patrick Weber Media Relations Officer, ICF Next




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With nearly 7 000 staff, the European Patent Office (EPO) is one of the largest public service institutions in Europe. Headquartered in Munich with offices in Berlin, Brussels, The Hague and Vienna, the EPO was founded with the aim of strengthening co-operation on patents in Europe. Through the EPO's centralised patent granting procedure, inventors are able to obtain high-quality patent protection in up to 44 countries, covering a market of some 700 million people. The EPO is also the world's leading authority in patent information and patent searching. 

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