BEIJING: The Chinese State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) released invention ownership and patent grant data from 2013. BYD Company Ltd placed 5th in the China National rankings with over 2000 patents issued domestically and internationally— above other global giants such as Lenovo. More importantly, BYD was the only auto manufacturer to make the list. According to the data released by SIPO, BYD Company Ltd. acquired 2,099 patents in 2013 while Shenzhen neighbor Huawei dominated the top spot on this year’s list and global computer industry leader Lenovo rounded out the list in 10th place.
Since opening in 1995, BYD has built its company reputation around innovation and technology leadership – this is manifest in their patent generation rates. To date, BYD has amassed more than 12,000 domestic patents in areas such as environmentally-friendly, fire-safe Iron Phosphate chemistries and advance electric vehicle drive and energy recovery systems. A large part of this success can be attributed to the fact that BYD employs more than 15,000 staff engineers around the world significantly more than its competition. Another of BYD’s priorities since inception has been to keep a keen focus on being a voice for Intellectual Property protection and best practices globally. In 2013, BYD was awarded the World Intellectual Patent Organizations’ (WIPO) “Outstanding Patent Innovation and Industrial Design” medal. BYD’s patent for Electric Vehicle Batteries also received the China Patent Association’s Award of Excellence.
BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest companies and has successfully expanded globally. Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission to “solve the whole problem” has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several High-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services.
As the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies has led to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or “Fe”) Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and all of their shareholders, including the great American Investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future.
BYD has made a strong entrance to the North, Central and South American markets with their battery electric buses, and lineup of automobiles. Their mission lies not just in sales growth, but also in sociological integration and local job creation as they have poured incredible investments into developing offices, dealerships and manufacturing facilities in the local communities they now call home, truly a first for Chinese companies. For more information, please visit www.byd.com