Organisation: Toyota

South Korea most likely to take the lead in lithium-ion battery race

As the global lithium-ion battery invention space continues to grow in portfolio size and strength, all eyes are on South Korean firms, which dominate the top 10 patent holders. According to analysis, the country is on the path to claiming the patent portfolio top spot from Japan in the coming years.

14 February 2024

A year in review: key 2023 analytics reveal top global innovators

Patent analytics from the past year reveal significant progress in sustainable innovation, medical inventions, engineering patenting and autonomous driving, as well as who has taken the lead in the 5G patent race.

10 January 2024

Nippon drops patent lawsuits against Toyota, Mitsui, but pursues Chinese action

The Japanese steelmaker’s decision to waive claims points to the power of societal pressure in major legal disputes

08 November 2023

Blockchain patent assets are hot but hard to find on the secondary market

Data indicates the start of an uptrend in blockchain portfolios for sale but supply is still too low to meet the needs of would-be buyers from a multitude of industries

03 October 2023

Toyota is investing most heavily in EV and autonomous tech, study suggests

UnitedLex report shows Daimler and Continental have the highest lapse rates for engines and emissions patents, while the Japanese OEM has the heaviest investments in EV and autonomous portfolios

30 June 2023

US patent litigation against top automakers rose 32% in 2022

Docket Navigator data shows a 2022 uptick in district court and PTAB cases involving 12 of the world's biggest vehicle OEMs, but there's indication of lower numbers this year

24 April 2023

Non-US companies earned 56% of US patent grants in 2022 as IBM loses top spot

Samsung took the lead, as Asia-based companies gain while American counterparts slip

24 January 2023

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