In Brief

The automaker is making over 5,600 fuel cell related patents available for use royalty-free.

Toyota has announced at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show that it is making thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents available royalty-free. These patents include the industry leading fuel cell technology used in the new Toyota Mirai.

Approximately 5,680 fuel cell related patents are held globally, with around 1,970 related to fuel cell stacks, 290 associated with high-pressure hydrogen tanks, 3,350 related to fuel cell system software control, and 70 patents about hydrogen production and supply.

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