Dreaming up ideas that benefit drivers is interesting; commercializing those ideas into real product features is when customers take notice.
An indicator of General Motors’ commitment to creating customer-driven innovation can be found in the results of two leading studies - the Patent Board and Clean Energy Patent Growth Index. Together they show that GM is a leader in overall patent filings and those focused on clean energy technology.
GM finished first in overall industry patent filings for the 11th consecutive quarter, according to the Patent Board.
Additionally, GM now leads all companies in total U.S. clean energy patents granted since 2002, according to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, a third-party monitor of intellectual property involving clean technologies.