The door is open
Toyota’s opening the door, making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free. Announced on January 5th at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, this Toyota initiative will spur development and introduction of innovative fuel cell technologies around the world. Toyota will invite royalty-free use of approximately 5,680 fuel cell related patents held globally, including critical technologies developed for the new Toyota Mirai. The list includes approximately 1,970 patents related to fuel cell stacks, 290 associated with high-pressure hydrogen tanks, 3,350 related to fuel cell system software control and 70 patents related to hydrogen production and supply.