A recent survey done by Japan Patent Publication looked at fuel cell technology-related patents held by companies. The survey took into account the quantity and the quality of the patents for each company and gave them a score based on their findings. You might think Honda would take the cake, with its FCX Clarity fuel cell electric car — but that’s where you’d be wrong.
General Motors came in first with a score of 2,522.2 points. Honda came in second with 2,474.0 points and the US Department of Energy came in third. The big surprise was Toyota which had the largest number of patents (810 patents) but finished in fourth. Despite GM not having the highest number of patents, the survey considered both the quantity and quality of contribution to the market. And with Project Driveway, it’s easy to see how The General won out.
Source: Integrity Exports