Intellectual Property Activities
Promoting utilization of patent information and strengthening Group collaboration
To contribute to increasing the competitiveness of the AISIN Group, we engage intellectual property teams early from the product planning stage to check patent portfolios and development activities of other companies based on patent information and guide the direction of our development efforts. In addition, we have initiated collaborative efforts within the Group to provide support to next-generation growth fields from the perspective of intellectual property. In order to increase Group collaboration in the area of intellectual property management, we are encouraging personnel exchanges to augment related functionality and nurture responsible personnel at our 13 main Group companies, and operating the Intellectual Property Liaison Committee for sharing information. Simultaneously, we are building a global intellectual property network by defining rules on the handling of intellectual properties and providing the required infrastructure to enhance the intellectual property management functionality at our development locations in North America, South America, China and Asia.