Intellectual Property Activities
Promoting the use of patent information and strengthening group collaborations
To sharpen AISIN Group’s competitive edge, our intellectual property division is involved from the product planning stage, researching patent information to assess our competitors’ patent portfolios and development trends. This not only steers our development but provides intellectual property support for group collaborations in up-and-coming growth areas.
We are working to increase group collaboration in intellectual property management by consolidating work such as research, patenting and acquisition and updating of rights for all trademarks held by the 13 main group companies. We are also carrying out group-wide measures to streamline our trademark management and improve reliability in our processes.
We have established regulations and infrastructure for the handling of intellectual property at our overseas development sites to strengthen our intellectual property capabilities overseas. Local supervisors have been assigned in North America and Europe for over 40 years.
Clarivate Analytics has selected us for the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators* for five years running for our high number of patents and global development.
- These numbers are for the 13 main companies in the AISIN Group.
- Art Metal Mfg. is included in numbers from fiscal 2018 onward.