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Patent insights from times of industry transformation

An analysis of the filing trends, litigation data and patent portfolio management decisions of top OEMs, highlighting the evolution towards electric vehicles.

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The UnitedLex Automotive U.S. Patent Lapse Analysis, Vol. 3

The auto industry is evolving towards electric vehicles (EV) and automated driving. As consumer demands and government forces take hold, automakers’ patent activity shed light on how they plan to meet those demands while also maximizing their competitive advantage.

Which companies are positioned to win in the transformation to zero emissions? What does the data tell us about IP strategies for success during times of change?

This report, Patent insights from times of industry transformation, dives into the patent data around the next generation of vehicles, rounding out our patent lapse analysis of this global industry.

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  • Find out how battery and charging patent activity will impact OEM portfolio costs.
  • Get a cross-industry view to compare OEMs’ Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) patent activity.
  • See what patent activity around the combustion engine tells us about its legacy and future.
  • View a teaser patent portfolio overview for one of the top 30 automakers profiled.

This analysis is part of the UnitedLex Automotive U.S. Patent Lapse Series. Throughout the series, we profile unique patent lapse trends and portfolio management decisions of top OEMs and suppliers and then conclude with a detailed analysis of the U.S. automotive industry through the lens of patent data.

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