What is graphene? A Fenwick patent attorney has the answer

April 23, 2014

​The technology and life sciences communities alike have been raving about new "wonder material" graphene for the past year. From applications for wearable devices to the creation of lightweight, bendable televisions and smartphones, Fenwick patent attorney Paul Smith says that graphene is ushering in the next wave of technological advancement.

"Unlike most of the ​technological advances of the past 20 years, graphene has the potential to revolutionize dozens of unrelated industries,” he said. "The very unusual physical, chemical, electrical and optical properties of graphene are applicable to a dizzying array of technologies. Promising results have been shown for graphene in fuel cells, catalysts, optical displays and many other applications.” 

With all this talk about carbon atoms and synthesis methods, it’s easy to get lost in the conversation. With a master’s degree in materials science and engineering, in the first video of a three-part series on graphene, its applications and related patent strategies, Fenwick attorney Paul Smith describes graphene and tells you why you should give a sheet about this new “wonder material.”​

Source: “Model of graphene structure” by AlexanderAlUS is licensed under CC BY 3.0
“Quantum Hydrogen on Graphene” and “Quantum Hydrogen on Graphene” by Erlend Davidson (Thomas Young Centre, London) UCL Mathematical and Physical Sciences, is licensed under CC BY 2.0.​​​​​​​