Industrial Innovation: Auto Parts

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

The Auto Parts Industry has a total of 158,759 granted patents and 272,183 patent applications distributed into 185,376 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, Germany and USA. The main technology areas are supplying combustion engines in general with combustible mixtures or constituents, vehicles, vehicle fittings, or vehicle parts, not otherwise provided for and controlling combustion engines. The top companies in this industry are ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, DENSO and JTEKT.

339,665Total Patents

158,759 Grants

272,183 Applications

The Auto Parts Industry has a grant to application ratio of 0.583, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 1.714 patent applications.

Auto Parts

Geographic Breakdown

By showing the geographic breakdown of the patents in this technology field, it is possible to determine the territorial markets in which the technology field is prominent or which markets have opportunities for development.

TOP 3 Countries

  • Japan
    Japan

    Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 95,333 patents.

  • Germany
    Germany

    Germany comes in 2nd with a total of 57,894patents.

  • USA
    USA

    USA rounds up the top 3 with a total of 50,071patents.

Key Technologies

Through grouping the patents in the technology field into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core technology areas of this field.

Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.

Rank Patent Title
1 EP2054191B1 LIGHTWEIGHT AUDIO SYSTEM FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS AND METHOD
2 US20150156928A1 LIGHTWEIGHT AUDIO SYSTEM FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS AND METHOD
3 DE10211284B4 Bussystem aus wenigstens zwei Datenbussen
4 US20010012515A1 Human nucleotide pyrophosphohydrolase-2
5 EP2085281B1 Driver condition detecting device, in-vehicle alarm system and drive assistance system

Main Companies

This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.

Main Companies

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