Strategy and Governance

Data: Innovation

A. U.S. Utility Patents Issued to Ford and Subsidiaries

Number of patents issued

Select years

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
325 430 444 661 718 817

Data notes and analysis:

Utility patents are patents that cover the useful features of an invention, and these are measures of technological innovation. We have generated a large number of patents related to the operation of our business and expect this portfolio to continue to grow as we actively pursue additional technological innovation. The average age for patents in our active patent portfolio is just under five and a half years.