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DENSO Named A Top U.S. Patent Holder

The mobility supplier ranked 36th among top 300 U.S. patent holders.


DENSO has ranked 36th in the Harrity Patent Analytics’ 2021 Patent 300 List. Despite a global pandemic, DENSO increased the number of patents it secured year-over-year.


The Patent 300 is an annual compilation of the top 300 companies, organizations and universities in the patent field. It is based on the quantity of issued U.S. patents each year. DENSO’s rise within the list signals the company’s global commitment to research and development (R&D), electrification, connectivity and other new and innovative mobility solutions that will make for a safer and more sustainable world.

“We are thrilled to be recognized among such an esteemed list of innovators and creators,” said Shinichiro Nakamura, a senior vice president of DENSO’s North American R&D. “The past year has been challenging, but with a focus on quality, collaboration and resiliency, we have continued to develop leading technologies that will better serve our customers and enhance mobility.”


Achieving such an honor would not be possible without DENSO’s expansive R&D network, which includes R&D teams and centers located around the world. DENSO R&D centers are located in Pittsburgh; Seattle; San Jose, California; Plano, Texas; Montréal, Canada; Israel; and Finland.  

These centers work with teams in Japan, Michigan and elsewhere to research critical mobility fields like automated driving, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and software. Their collective work advances DENSO’s Second Founding and long-term plan, both of which center on creating new value for society and customers.


The complete breakdown of the 2021 Patent 300 List is available online here.



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