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60Toyota issued 1,491 patents in 2012 to take automaker top spot

Toyota beat all its carmaker competitors for the title of most US patent filings last year, hands down. The Intellectual Property Owners Association reported that Toyota had 1,491 patents issued in 2012 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. So, what is Toyota doing to generate that many patents?

AddEditorial: Why the carmakers seem to be dragging their feet on batteries

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/This_is_why_major_carmakers_seem_to_be_dragging_their_feet_on_batteries'; The big auto-makers, particularly the US-based companies, take a lot of grief over their environmental policies, rightfully so in many respects. But they also get a bad rap. One of the big topics that crops in the comments here at AutoblogGreen is "How come Auto-Maker X isn't using batteries from Company Y instead of messing around with all this other technology?" There has undoubtedl

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