Toyota Won More Patents in 2020 than Any Other Automaker

The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded slightly fewer patents in 2020 than in 2019, according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association, but one thing remained the same: Toyota was granted more patents than any other automaker by a fairly substantial margin.

Every year, the IPO puts out a list of the top 300 organizations that have been granted U.S. patents. The top 10 is dominated by big tech corporations led by IBM, Samsung, and LG, but with 2,819 patents secured in 2020, Toyota was comfortably hanging with the big players in 13th place.