Protean is proud to announce that it has been granted its 300th patent, confirming its position as a pioneering automotive technology innovator and world-leading developer of in-wheel motors.
With its 300th patent, Protean continues to provide its global customers and partners with a competitive edge as the new era of mobility evolves. The strong commitment to R&D is proof of its dedication to bringing forth new technologies that improve customer and client experiences and revolutionize sustainable transport solutions.
Leveraging its legacy of innovation and disruption, Protean’s patent program is constantly evolving to address industry macro trends, building on the technology platforms it has created across 75 patent families.
Chris Hilton, Chief Technology Officer of Protean Electric says: “We initially file patent applications in the UK. Then we launch applications in the major automotive markets worldwide to achieve extensive protection of our IP. Our portfolio now includes 300 granted patents internationally, and will continue to strengthen from here.”
Protean’s specific inventions cover many important solutions related to in-wheel motors and their applications. These include highly compact integration of inverter and motor, robustness against shock and vibration and control of in-wheel motors for performance and safety. In particular, as pioneers in this technology area we were able to protect the fundamental structure of our product, namely using a standard wheel-bearing as the bearing of the motor. The extensive global patent portfolio protects inventions in Asian, European and North American markets and continues to ensure that Protean is a trusted partner to the global automotive industry.
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