GM atop patent leader board (video)

  • 13-Feb-2012 05:09 EST

Meng Jiang, a GM researcher in Warren, MI, prepares to look at lithium-ion battery components through a microscope that is housed in an argon-gas-filled "glove box."

For the fourth consecutive quarter, General Motors ranked first among 183 companies in The Patent Board's quarterly automotive and transportation industry scorecard. GM was granted 1123 U.S. patents in 2011 in its global product engineering, global powertrain engineering, global research and development, and OnStar organizations. The Patent Board is the leading independent provider of best practices, research tools, and metrics for patent analysis and intellectual property investment. It tracks and analyzes innovation and patents across 17 industries on a global basis. “We are in the midst of redefining the automotive DNA, and these efforts are driving our people to reinvent every subsystem on the vehicle,” said Alan Taub, GM Vice President of Global Research and Development. “Being the recognized leader in innovation is important, because it tells our customers and shareholders that we are working on the leading edge of technology.” See additional comments from Taub here.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

Lengthy automotive development and production cycles have long prevented automakers and startups from working together. While that’s changed a bit, many young companies still find it difficult to work with OEMs.
BWI is developing what it believes will be a cost-effective system that would improve ride quality at lower cost than employing magneto-rheological (MR) suspension units.
Swamy Kotagiri will discuss how to foster an innovative organizational culture during a Leadership Summit roundtable, April 4 at the SAE WCX17 in Detroit. He spoke recently with Automotive Engineering on this topic at Magna’s Troy, MI, offices during the company's annual Innovation Awards activity.
While Donald Trump was blasting China for allegedly taking U.S. jobs, GM was quietly importing new China-made vehicles into the U.S.

Related Items

Technical Paper / Journal Article
Technical Paper / Journal Article
Training / Education