AUTOMOTIVE INSIGHT: Automotive Patent Rankings

July 17th, 2008 at 9:00am

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When it comes to getting automotive patents, who do you think is the best in the world?

According to the Patent Board, the company that’s getting the most automotive patents and getting the most out of those patents is Denso, the Japanese supplier company. Then comes Honda, followed by General Motors.

The Patent Board ranks Toyota in fourth place, followed by Ford and then the Robert Bosch Company. After that comes Delphi, Nissan and Magna. And in tenth place is a little American company called Fallbrook technologies that’s come up with a new kind of transmission called the Nuvinci CVT.

Patents are an indicator of how well a company is coming up with new technology, and it’s very interesting to see which companies did not make the list.

Click here to take a look at the automotive patent rankings press release

One Comment to “AUTOMOTIVE INSIGHT: Automotive Patent Rankings”

  1. Bill Klehm Says:

    Thanks for noticing our progress John…. If you think ~280 patents and pending applications is something just wait until you see the products. The NuVinci CVT is the best transmission on the planet..

    Bill Klehm
    CEO Fallbrook Technologies