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Toyota Leads Automotive Innovation Pack

Japanese maker earns more patents than any other maker.

by on Jun.30, 2016

Toyota earned more patents in 2015 than any other automaker. It was the second year in a row the company pulled off the feat.

For the second consecutive year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued more patents to Toyota designers and engineers than to any other automaker, according to a new report by the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Toyota is the only automaker listed among the top 20 on the IPO list. Other key innovators in the top 20 include Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft. In 2015, Toyota received 1,636 patents and in the last eight years has been awarded more patents than any other automotive company, the report noted.

Tech Talk!

“As companies in the automotive industry transform themselves into broader mobility providers, no auto company better demonstrates innovation and technology for the future than Toyota,” said Jeff Makarewicz, senior vice president, Toyota Technical Center (TTC), Toyota’s North American research & development headquarters. (more…)