Caterpillar Inc. has joined Open Invention Network to protect its patents. The global enterprise has 736 pending U.S. applications, 4,857 issued U.S. patents, 3,278 pending foreign applications and 3,150 issued foreign patents.

Caterpillar — the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives — is an American Fortune 100 corporation which designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, markets and sells machinery, engines, financial products and insurance to customers through a worldwide dealer network. It is the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturer and was ranked #65 on the Fortune 500 list and #238 on the Global Fortune 500 list in 2018.