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May 13, 2011

GM Named No. 1 Automotive Innovator

General Motors is ranked the No. 1 innovator among 182 companies in the Patent Board's quarterly automotive and transportation industry scorecard.

General Motors is ranked the No. 1 innovator among 182 companies in the Patent Board’s quarterly automotive and transportation industry scorecard.

The ranking reflects the board’s analysis of intellectual-property performance and subsequent scoring based on factors like the number of patents, industry impact, and science strength. The ranking marks GM’s second-straight No. 1 ranking in the Patent Board’s quarterly scorecard.

“We focus on inventions that make our vehicles more sustainable,” said Alan Taub, GM’s vice president of R&D. “Our engineers are developing advanced technologies that increase fuel efficiency and ensure safety while maintaining the excitement of personal mobility.”

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