Toyota has a total of 259,537 granted patents and 941,418 patent applications distributed into 739,702 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for Toyota are Japan, USA and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices, information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer and pictorial communication.
By showing the geographic breakdown of the company‘s patent portfolio, it is possible to determine the territorial markets that the company is focusing on.
Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 703,299 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 107,419 patents.
WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 46,641 patents.
Through grouping the company's patents into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core competence of the company.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and core patents in this company's portfolio.
|1||US20110034279A1||CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR BELT-TYPE CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION|
|2||US20110118954A1||CONTROL APPARATUS FOR A VEHICLE HAVING A PRIME MOVER|
|3||EP1750451B1||Picture decoding method|
|5||CN100576898C||Recording method, reproduction device and reproduction method|