What Did The Patent Landscape of General Motors Look Like?
General Motors (GM) is a multinational corporation based in Detroit, Michigan, United States. It was founded on September 16, 1908, by William C. Durant and Charles Stewart Mott. GM is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world and produces a wide range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and SUVs, under various brands such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC.
General Motors has a total of 41356 patents globally. Out of 41356 patents, 14426 patents are active. As of April 2023, GM has a market capitalization of around $86 billion, making it one of the largest automotive companies in the world. The United States of America is where General Motors has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Germany and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for General Motors is USA & China.
Have a look at some of the most well-known patents held by General Motors that we have covered in this article. You can also get information on General Motors patents, the global patent filing activity country-wise, its historical patent filing trends, and many more statistics regarding General Motors patent portfolio.
Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in General Motors
This chart shows the number of applications filed and the number of grants from these applications. Grant rate is a good indicator to identify successful applications and the graph helps to understand the progress in the technology area.
Detailed Patent Portfolio Of General Motors
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Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in General Motors
The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in General Motors on the basis of the technology protected in patents. This helps to understand the most frequently used concepts and the key focus areas in the technology space.
Top Publications In The Domain With Their Forward Citation Frequency
The table below depicts the patents with most number of forward citations. These patents are likely to be the source of advancement in the domain and can be considered as valuable and core inventions.
Year Wise Break Down
Count of Citing Patents
Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In General Motors?
IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In General Motors
The table below represents the top 10 market domains according to their IPC classification where inventors believed it was critical to safeguard certain technical inventions.
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