Toyota Releases Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Patents

Toyota announced it would offer royalty free patent licenses available to companies manufacturing and selling fuel cell vehicles until 2020. By sharing its Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) patent portfolio, equivalent to 20 years of research and development, Toyota hopes to spur innovation and development of a hydrogen-based automobile economy.

IP Checkups notes that based on data from CleanTech PatentEdge™, over 31,000 worldwide* fuel cell technology patent documents published in the last five years. Read more about the story here.

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*Worldwide = U.S. published applications, granted US patents, European (EP) published applications, European (EP) granted patents, World Intellectual Property Organization (WO) published applications

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