Submer Technologies SL

Building a global IP portfolio for the pandemic and beyond

Submer Technologies SL was founded in 2015 by Daniel Pope and Pol Valls, with the aim of operating and constructing datacentres more sustainably and efficiently. Its aim is to “enable next generation cooling and automation for data and energy-intense environments by integrating pristine, highly-efficient and sustainable technologies, to solve the challenges of today and the future.”

Case Study

Case Type

Building a global IP portfolio

Action

Filing patents and designs

Outcome

Key investments secured

Issue:

Submer helps to enable datacentres through products, platforms, APIs, processes and installations that move hyperscalers, colocation and huge industries to new levels of efficiency and innovation.

We’ve been working with Submer to secure IP protection for its innovative solutions in datacentre infrastructure. During the pandemic, faced with massive growth in data usage and increased demand for data transaction speed, Submer developed an electronics board immersion-cooling technology, which is a much more effective, efficient and environmentally-friendly alternative to existing market offerings.

Since the thermal management of the electronic components within datacentres is fundamental to every installation, in the face of global environmental pressures, Submer is developing new dielectric coolant fluids and infrastructure to support increased demand during the pandemic.

Action:

During the pandemic, it’s more vital than ever to build and secure your company assets to help protect against the financial impact of lockdown. Submer recognises this and has continued to enhance its IP portfolio.

We filed a suite of new patent applications and registered designs to protect Submer’s considerable R&D effort relating to immersion cooling and other related technologies. Immersion cooling is an IT cooling practice in which electronic components, including servers, are submerged in a thermally conductive dielectric coolant. Heat is removed from the system by circulating the coolant into direct contact with hot components, which extracts the heat much more efficiently. This saves up to 50% of the operational costs and increases computing densities by an order of magnitude. Fluids suitable for immersion cooling have very good insulating properties to ensure that they can safely come into contact with electronic components.

We have also protected Submer’s IP relating to new systems that enable the automation of the infrastructure management at immersion cooling baths and traditional datacentres, to provide automated thermal management systems and IT infrastructure managed services.

Outcome:

Submer is a forward-looking company, currently attracting investment partners that recognise its significant potential. As it builds an IP portfolio, its assets increase in value. Without IP protection, Submer would effectively gift its efforts, which pose a vital solution to a global problem, to its competitors. IP protection ensures that it will not just survive, but thrive through the pandemic and well beyond.

Need help protecting your innovation?

Get in touch with Martin at mmn@udl.co.uk​.

0113 245 2388

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