- Dec 28, 2009
REPORT: 76% of "electric propulsion vehicle" patent applications come from Japan
As you can see in the tables above (unedited version here), Toyota has filed dramatically more patent applications than anyone else. What's surprising is this this list only takes into account patent applications filed from 2001 to 2006, which is after the Prius debuted. Many more applications were filed in this time frame than in 1995-2000, and the numbers are still climbing.