What Did The Patent Landscape of NISSAN MOTOR Look Like? 

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is a renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer known for producing a wide range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and electric vehicles. The company was established on December 26, 1933, and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. 

As of April 2023, the market capitalization of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. was approximately $33 billion. Nissan Motor has filed the most patents in Japan, followed by the United States and Europe, which seems sensible given that Japan, China, and the United States are Nissan Motor’s largest markets. 

NISSAN MOTOR has a total of 106848 patent families globally. Out of 106848patent Families, 12570 patent Families are active 

Have a look at some of the most well-known patents held by NISSAN MOTOR that we have covered in this article. You can also get information on NISSAN MOTOR patents, the global patent filing activity country-wise, its historical patent filing trends, and many more statistics regarding the NISSAN MOTOR patent portfolio.

Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in Nissan Motor

What Did The Patent Landscape of NISSAN MOTOR Look Like? 

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 Nissan Motor

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

42715 

NON-PAYMENT 

10026 

REJECTED 

6448 

WITHDRAWN 

3046 

DISCONTINUATION 

554 

LAPSED 

554 

ABANDONED 

554 

CEASED 

554 

REVOKED 

554 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

7145 

RESTORATION 

554 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

4290 

PUBLISHED 

554 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

554 

UTILITY MODEL 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

1710 

DEAD 

NON-PAYMENT 

754 

EXPIRED 

732 

DOUBLE 

554 

CEASED 

554 

PATENT 

DEAD 

NON-PAYMENT 

8626 

EXPIRED 

5551 

CEASED 

791 

ABANDONED 

554 

WITHDRAWN 

554 

REVOKED 

554 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

4948 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

554 

DESIGN 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

554 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

554 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Nissan Motor

What Did The Patent Landscape of NISSAN MOTOR Look Like? 

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Nissan Motor 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. 

Publication Number 

Year Wise Break Down 

Count of Citing Patents 

< 2006 

2006-2010 

2011-2015 

2016-2020 

>2020 

JP-2005335432-A 

0 

1 

55 

670 

371 

1097 

US-5414461-A 

43 

64 

279 

316 

73 

775 

US-5355118-A 

35 

15 

162 

244 

70 

526 

US-4692798-A 

70 

65 

159 

161 

33 

488 

US-4967319-A 

81 

43 

109 

184 

50 

467 

US-5034112-A 

66 

46 

208 

98 

45 

463 

US-5914187-A 

62 

255 

109 

4 

1 

431 

JP-S60113007-A 

5 

0 

0 

106 

319 

430 

US-6823241-B2 

5 

20 

76 

237 

71 

409 

US-6477260-B1 

24 

72 

91 

159 

33 

379 

Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In Nissan Motor? 

What Did The Patent Landscape of NISSAN MOTOR Look Like? 

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Nissan Motor

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. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES (F02D) 

11625 

3166 

27 

VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (B60R) 

9342 

2471 

26 

ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES (B60K) 

9009 

2603 

29 

MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (B62D) 

8352 

2154 

26 

GEARING (F16H) 

7509 

2234 

30 

PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY (H01M) 

7149 

1629 

23 

CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OR DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT (B60W) 

5623 

1687 

30 

SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF (F02M) 

5445 

1289 

24 

INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES; COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL (F02B) 

4845 

1208 

25 

TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (G08G) 

3859 

997 

26 

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