What Did The Patent Landscape of Tata Motors Look Like?  

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Tata Motors is a leading global automobile manufacturing company based in India. Established in 1945 as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co. Ltd (TELCO), the company changed its name to Tata Motors in 2003. It is a subsidiary of the Tata Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates. 

As of April 2023, Tata Motors’ market capitalization was approximately $23 billion, reflecting its significant presence in the automotive industry. 

Tata Motors has a total of 9459 patent families globally. Out of 9459patent Families, 2307 patent Families are active 

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

Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in Tata Motors

What Did The Patent Landscape of Tata Motors 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 Tata Motors

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

1692 

LAPSED 

612 

WITHDRAWN 

569 

NON-PAYMENT 

551 

DISCONTINUATION 

246 

REJECTED 

199 

CEASED 

52 

ABANDONED 

52 

REVOKED 

52 

PENDING 

PUBLISHED 

547 

EXAMINATION 

333 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

775 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

52 

PATENT 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

880 

NON-PAYMENT 

670 

CEASED 

55 

REVOKED 

52 

WITHDRAWN 

52 

DISCONTINUATION 

52 

ABANDONED 

52 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

696 

DESIGN 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

731 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

229 

UTILITY MODEL 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

352 

NON-PAYMENT 

52 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

105 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

52 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Tata Motors

What Did The Patent Landscape of Tata Motors Look Like?  

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Tata 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. 

Publication Number 

Year Wise Break Down 

Count of Citing Patents 

< 2006 

2006-2010 

2011-2015 

2016-2020 

>2020 

US-5741966-A 

70 

69 

116 

49 

10 

314 

US-20160016506-A1 

0 

0 

1 

229 

2 

232 

US-20170043675-A1 

0 

0 

1 

199 

30 

230 

US-20030200016-A1 

8 

31 

58 

60 

28 

185 

US-20130211623-A1 

0 

0 

30 

96 

48 

174 

US-20150051752-A1 

0 

0 

2 

108 

47 

157 

US-20100319231-A1 

1 

1 

43 

92 

18 

155 

US-20160052548-A1 

0 

0 

1 

97 

48 

146 

US-5731516-A 

40 

53 

20 

18 

12 

143 

US-5755056-A 

54 

33 

22 

19 

8 

136 

Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In Tata Motors? 

What Did The Patent Landscape of Tata Motors Look Like?  

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Tata 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. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

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

606 

234 

39 

GEARING (F16H) 

609 

234 

38 

MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (B62D) 

576 

216 

38 

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) 

506 

185 

37 

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) 

434 

144 

33 

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

429 

133 

31 

CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES (F02D) 

397 

152 

38 

VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS (B60G) 

327 

138 

42 

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

319 

108 

34 

COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION; CLUTCHES; BRAKES (F16D) 

256 

80 

31 

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