Tencent Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Tencent has a total of 58287 patents globally, out of which 22476 have been granted. Of these 58287 patents, more than 86% patents are active. China is where Tencent has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Hong Kong, it has generated an annual revenue of $75.76 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, United States of America 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, Zhang Zhidong, Chen Yidan, kney and daniel. Company is doing business in various Internet-related services and products, including in entertainment, artificial intelligence, and other technology. As of December 2021, Tencent has a market cap of $566.43 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 58287 patents globally. These patents belong to 41842 unique patent families. Out of 58287 patents, 50172 patents are active.

How many Tencent patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Tencent Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Tencent Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Tencent File Every Year?

Tencent Patent 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
20111400262
20122895187
20135044168
20144582383
201532101130
201640322068
201741531579
201847142666
201983403465
2020109414203
202152305489

How Many Patents did Tencent File in Different Countries?

Tencent Patent Portfolio Worldwide Filing Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Tencent Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China35122
United States Of America5612
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4926
Europe1082
Korea (South)951
Japan779
India648
Taiwan349
Vietnam305
Singapore299
Malaysia293
Canada276
Thailand196
Brazil180
Indonesia176
Australia162
Russia156
Africa207
Mexico61
Philippines47
Spain32
Argentina31
Chile28
Morocco27
New Zealand17
United Kingdom16
Saudi Arabia10
Poland9
Colombia7
Peru6
Denmark5
Germany4
Portugal3
Austria3
Finland1
Cyprus1
Italy1
Slovenia1
Turkey1
Croatia1
China35122
United States Of America5612
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4926
Europe1082
Korea (South)951
Japan779
India648
Taiwan349
Vietnam305
Singapore299
Malaysia293
Canada276
Thailand196
Brazil180
Indonesia176
Australia162
Russia156
Africa207
Mexico61
Philippines47
Spain32
Argentina31
Chile28
Morocco27
New Zealand17
United Kingdom16
Saudi Arabia10
Poland9
Colombia7
Peru6
Denmark5
Germany4
Portugal3
Austria3
Finland1
Cyprus1
Italy1
Slovenia1
Turkey1
Croatia1

Where are Research Centers of Tencent Patents Located?

Tencent R&D Centers

10 Best Tencent Patents

US9383753B1 is the most popular patent in the Tencent portfolio. It has received 194 citations so far from companies like Oracle Corporation, Cisco Technology and Microsoft.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6691155B2194
US20090052660A1194
USD736248S1181
US20100107355A1166
US7512407B2138
USD754713S1137
US8087117B2135
USD725670S1134
USD736247S1132
USD758386S1122

Which Companies are using Tencent Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

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

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Samsung98
IBM86
Huawei52
Microsoft47
Apple47
Qualcomm44
Alibaba44
Google36
Advanced New Technologies34
Lg Electronics29

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Tencent Patents

Tencent Patent Portfolio

Top Tencent Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9023249B223
US9302116B216
US8376013B216
US20100016783A115
US9232618B213
US9403090B213
US8389958B213
US8370518B212
US10142266B211
US8528157B210

What Percentage of Tencent US Patent Applications were Granted?

Tencent (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 4215 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2427 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 72.97%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Tencent?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Anova Law Group Pllc86380.85%
Morgan Lewis & Bockius Llp Pa72283.83%
Sughrue Mion Pllc49688.41%
Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt L L P49593.77%
Bgl31463.38%
Harness Dickey Troy23759.40%
Crowell Bgl18189.87%
Marshall Gerstein & Borun Llp17458.96%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp10768.87%

Tencent employs technology to make Internet users’ lives better. In only a few clicks, our communications and social platforms Weixin and QQ link users with each other, with digital material, and with everyday life services.

Tencent’s product line is bewildering. There is no shortage of inventive goods and services that have captivated worldwide audiences, ranging from social network WeChat and instant messenger QQ to video games Call of Duty and digital payment system TenPay. In fact, it is the first Asian firm to cross $500 billion in valuation, surpassing Facebook to become the world’s most valuable social media company.

Let’s take a look at Tencent’s most important products:

  • Social Networking: WeChat, a mobile social networking site owned by Tencent, is the most popular in China. There are more than one billion monthly active users globally, with 900 million of them being Chinese. It is, nevertheless, rapidly gaining traction in other regions of the world. In China, WeChat users outnumber smartphone users. It is one of the company’s most important revenue streams.
  • Video Games: Tencent China is the world’s largest video gaming firm, accounting for approximately half of the company’s annual revenue. PUBG, which is today a worldwide phenomenon, Call of Duty, and Honour of the Kings are just a handful of the company’s globally popular titles.
  • Digital Reading Platform: Tencent China’s Chine Literature division includes a library of nearly 10 million books. On the platform, there are almost 200 million users. Users can pay for a trial chapter before purchasing the whole book if they are satisfied.
  • Music Distribution: Tencent Music is valued at $25 billion, and the firm is considering going public via an initial public offering (IPO) in the near future. Most popular music producers, such as Sony, Warner Music Group, and Universal Music Group, have granted it exclusive distribution rights to broadcast their music in China.
  • Instant Messenger: In China, Tencent QQ is the most popular instant messenger. Nearly one billion QQ accounts are active. It provides valuable features such as social games, music, movies, shopping, microblogging, and others in addition to standard chatting.
  • Miscellaneous Products: Tenpay, which is comparable to PayPal, is the most widely used online payment system in China. C2C, B2C, and B2B transactions are all supported. A popular search engine, an internet browser, and a video streaming platform are also available.

Tencent has actively invested in current technologies and futuristic sectors as part of its Innovation Strategy. With the help of digital platforms, Tencent hopes to revitalise China’s health and insurance industries. They’ve put a lot of money on virtual reality and augmented reality. The self-driving automotive industry has received significant funding to produce innovative products that will appeal to a growing number of Chinese and international consumers. The corporation is also looking to expand its real estate division.

Tencent is set to climb higher on the list of the world’s most inventive firms, thanks to a diversified portfolio of unique goods and creative services, as well as smart investments in emerging industries.

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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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Updated on February 14, 2022

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