The major auto manufacturers have a total of 179,238 granted patents and 411,560 patent applications distributed into 375,242 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, South Korea and Germany. The main technology areas are motor vehicles; trailers, vehicles, vehicle fittings, or vehicle parts, not otherwise provided for and gearing. The top companies in this industry are TOYOTA, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY and HONDA.
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.
Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 249,521 patents.
South Korea comes in 2nd with a total of 57,236patents.
Germany rounds up the top 3 with a total of 56,079 patents.
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The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.
|1||EP2413465A1||Battery heating circuit|
|2||EP2292487B1||Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle|
|3||US8865335||Electrochemical storage cell|
|4||TWI359087B||VEHICULAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM|
|5||KR100889598B1||GAIT PRODUCING DEVICE FOR LEG TYPE MOVABLE ROBOT|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.
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