Tata Motors Patents – Insights & Stats

Tata Motors was founded in 1944 by J. R. D. Tata and is doing business in manufacturing passenger cars, trucks, vans, coaches, buses, luxury cars, sports cars and construction equipment.

Tata Motors replaced Maruti Suzuki to become the largest car maker in India!

Tata Motors has a total of 9856 patents globally, out of which 5525 have been granted. Of these 9856 patents, more than 67% patents are active. United Kingdom is where Tata Motors has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and India. United Kingdom seems to be the main focused R&D of Tata Motors.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Tata Motors which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Tata Motors’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Tata Motors’s patent portfolio.

How many patents does Tata Motors have?

Tata Motors has a total of 9856 patents globally. These patents belong to 4207 unique patent families. Out of 9856 patents, 6648 patents are active.

How many Tata Motors patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Tata Motors Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Tata Motors File Every Year?

Tata Motors Patent Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantTata Motors Applications FiledTata Motors Patents Granted
201130162
201264463
201390494
2014959190
20151022299
20161049478
20171334622
2018990756
2019725993
2020377887
2021117499

How Many Patents did Tata Motors File in Different Countries?

Tata Motors Worldwide Patents

Wondering why Britain is prominent in the list of countries where Tata Motors filed the most patents? This is largely due to Tata Motors’ acquisition of Jaguar & Land Rover. The Indian automotive powerhouse has secured all necessary intellectual property rights linked to the Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

This acquisition significantly enhances Tata’s portfolio, highlighting how a company known for producing the Nano, the world’s most affordable car for its local market, stands to gain from owning brands that hold significant prestige in well-established global markets.

Countries in which Tata Motors Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United Kingdom2916
United States Of America2128
India1144
Europe787
Germany580
China489
Japan314
Korea (South)68
Australia67
South Africa55
Africa16
Russian Federation12
Austria12
Brazil11
Spain10
Indonesia10
Thailand8
Uruguay7
Canada4
Malaysia3
Portugal3
Slovenia2
Poland2
Chile1
Tunisia1
Cyprus1
Ireland1
Italy1
Croatia1
Ecuador1
Nicaragua1
Mexico1
Morocco1

Where are Research Centers of Tata Motors Patents Located?

Research Centers of Tata Motors Patents

Tata is a big name in India, but it’s also well-known internationally. It has been investing in the UK since the 1800s, and today it’s one of the largest foreign investors there. Tata owns several well-known British brands like Corus (formerly British Steel), Jaguar Land Rover, and Tetley tea. These brands are so popular in the UK that they’re deeply ingrained in the culture. Tata also has other businesses in the UK, like Tata Chemicals.

Even though Tata mainly sells commercial vehicles and cars like the Indica and Nano in India and other parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, it chooses to do its research and development (R&D) in the UK, where its premium car brands are based.

10 Best Tata Motors Patents

US6179310B1 is the most popular patent in the Tata Motors portfolio. It has received 151 citations so far from companies like Ford, Stoneridge Control Devices Inc and TRW Automotive.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Tata Motors:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6179310B1151
US7349776B2151
US20150199965A1112
US20160052548A1110
US6233515B1107
US6206383B199
US6820924B299
US6188315B195
US6526342B190
US6394240B189

Which Companies are using Tata Motors Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies of the Tata Motors patent portfolio are Ford Motor, Gm Global Technology Operations Llc and Hyundai Motor.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Ford109
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc73
Hyundai Motor52
Toyota51
Robert Bosch34
Honda Motor31
Kia Motors30
Audi14
Aisin Seiki12
BMW10

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Tata Motors Patents

Tata Motors Patent Portfolio

Top Tata Motors Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9563990B218
US7349776B217
US9251631B214
US10701299B213
US20160052548A112
US6523732B111
US20160300410A111
US20140118222A110
US9630623B29
US7162346B29
US8733939B29
US20130141212A18
US6937136B28
US7852323B27
US9827982B27

What are Tata Motors’ key innovation segments? What can you expect next?

What Technologies are Covered by Tata Motors Patents?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Tata Motors in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Tata Motors thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D FocusHow Tata Motors’ Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Tata Motors?

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