Toyota (TM) was issued more patents by the USPTO than any other automaker last year, beating out...

|About: Toyota Motor Corporation (TM)|By:, SA News Editor

Toyota (TM) was issued more patents by the USPTO than any other automaker last year, beating out General Motors (GM) and Honda by a decent margin. The patent scene is taking on increased importance in the automobile industry with companies vying to develop the killer communications systems. So far, analysts think GM, BMW (BAMXY.PK), and Tesla Motors (TSLA) have a leg up on their rivals.