Tencent Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Tencent has a total of 119061 patents globally, out of which 36453 have been granted. Of these 119062 patents, more than 89% patents are active. China is where Tencent has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Hong Kong and the USA. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Tencent.

Tencent was founded in the year 1998 by Ma Huateng, Daniel Xu, Zhang Zhidong, Chen Yidan, and Zeng Liqing. The company provides services including social network, music, gateway websites, e-commerce, mobile gaming, payment system, entertainment, artificial intelligence and technology solutions through its subsidiaries. Tencent serves customers worldwide. As of May 2023, Tencent has a market cap of $418.03 Billion.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Tencent which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Tencent’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Tencent’s patent portfolio.

How many patents does Tencent have?

Tencent has a total of 119061 patents globally. These patents belong to 49003 unique patent families. Out of 119061 patents, 106384 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Tencent File Every Year?

Tencent Patents Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantTencent Applications FiledTencent Patents Granted
20231632233
202264266433
2021178556773
2020213445421
2019142644051
201885723110
201778941928
201674122564
201559851715
20147366490
20138194226
20124960218
20112452303

How many Tencent patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Tencent Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Tencent File in Different Countries?

Tencent Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Tencent Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China72135
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)13773
United States Of America11277
Europe3917
Korea (South)1954
Japan1686
India1098
Viet Nam671
Taiwan641
Singapore639
Indonesia453
Malaysia437
Canada391
Russia356
Brazil316
Germany305
Australia298
Thailand291
South Africa125
Mexico111
Philippines105
Africa66
United Kingdom55
Turkey40
Chile33
Spain31
New Zealand30
Argentina24
Saudi Arabia20
Poland10
Colombia7
United Arab Emirates6
Denmark5
Italy5
Peru4
Austria2
Portugal2
Finland2
Macao2
Cyprus1
Norway1

Where are the Research Centers of Tencent Patents Located?

Research Centers of Tencent Patents

10 Best Tencent Patents

CN103634681A is the most popular patent in the Tencent portfolio. It has received 249 citations so far from companies like Xiaomi, Tianmai Juyuan (Beijing) Technology, and Guangzhou Huaduo Network Technology.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Tencent:

Publication NumberCitation Count
CN103634681A249
USD752604S1242
USD736248S1230
US20150222814A1229
US20040152477A1220
CN106452785A215
US20090052660A1198
USD736247S1187
US20140074716A1167
US7639251B2165

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Tencent patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Tencent’s invention. They couldn’t because Tencent had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 2324 Tencent patents in 7344 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Tencent patent portfolio are Samsung, IBM, and Huawei.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Tencent –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Tencent PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Samsung Electronics112371
IBM103305
Huawei74251
Qualcomm61195
Alibaba Group56208
Microsoft54177
Apple53156
Google46144
Lg Electronics43136
Advanced New Technologies Co Ltd40152

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Tencent Patents

Top Tencent Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9403090B216
US20140113718A116
US20160301639A115
US10142266B215
US8370518B211
US20070174424A111
US9032495B210
US20140033286A110
US7512407B29
US8160532B29
US20160247068A19
US20160321777A19
US20140075220A19
US20040152477A19
US20080167015A19

What Percentage of Tencent US Patent Applications were Granted?

Tencent (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 5714 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 3303 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 77.74%.

Below are the key stats of Tencent’s patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Tencent?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Anova Law Group115082.94%
Morgan Lewis & Bockius106384.51%
Sughrue Mion Pllc84893.44%
Crowell71573.96%
Arentfox Schiff Llp65698.80%
Harness Dickey Troy24457.79%
Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt17889.33%
Marshall Gerstein & Borun17458.05%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear10867.59%
Oppedahl Patent Law Firm7044.29%

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What are Tencent key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Tencent?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Tencent in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Tencent thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How Tencent search focus changed over the years?

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