How did Bosch grow to be a technology leader in so many fields? Thanks to the tireless, never-ending pursuit of research in the company’s development centers. This is where revolutionary braking and security systems like ABS and ESP®, new methods for cutting pollutant emissions, and so many more were born. And they have been constantly improved thanks to ever new, patented advances.
High-performance, safe, and eco-friendly products that are also easy to operate typically have an extended development and patent history behind them.
Since Bosch operates throughout the world, the company’s patents are also registered in many countries. The patent applications filed in various patent offices are testimony to the creativity of Bosch Group associates and Bosch’s role as a global driver of innovation. In terms of patent application numbers, Bosch occupies a leading position in important markets.
Patents are a vital instrument for protecting the results of years of expensive research against imitators.They permit Bosch not just to secure its own technology leadership, but also to let others participate in it as licensees. Bosch operates an elaborate system to ascertain that the company's protective rights are being observed and to detect any breaches of these rights.