Wednesday, January 26, 2022

OPPO among top 2020 PCT Patent Applicants

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced the 2020 results of the international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) System. As of June 30, 2020, OPPO had filed for over 49,000 patent applications and has more than 19,000 granted patents globally. Among these, 43,000 were invention patents, accounting for 88% of all OPPO patent applications.

By filing one international patent application under the PCT, an international treaty with more than 150 contracting states, applicants can seek protection for an invention in many countries. Since the start of 2009, OPPO has been working on expanding its patent applications globally in various areas of technologies, having managed to move its WIPO’s international patents’ applications ranking from last year’s No. 17 to this year’s No. 5 after years of deep cultivation.

As at June 30th, OPPO has filed over 3,100 families of global patent applications, declared over 1,000 families of 5G standard patents to the ETSI, and submitted more than 3,000 5G standard-related proposals to 3GPP. The firm has also deployed its 5G standard patents in over 20 countries and regions around the world.

In the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer vision, speech technology, and machine learning, the smartphone firm has over 2,100 global patent applications, while on imaging OPPO has applied for over 6,700 image patents worldwide and owns over 2,250 granted patents.

For its VOOC flash charging technology, OPPO has applied for over 2,800 patents worldwide and owns over 1,250 granted patents, as it forms a flash patent ecosystem including barrier patents, industry standards, and technology certifications is forming.


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