Tencent saw the highest growth of 93% in patent filings in March and 128% in grants in January in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 67% and grants by 128%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Tencent‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Tencent has been focused on protecting inventions in China(CN) with 3089 publications in Q1 2024

The China(CN) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 71% filings and 76% grants. The China(CN), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), United States(US), and Japan(JP) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Tencent is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Tencent has 76% of its grants in China(CN), 14% in United States(US) and 4% in Japan(JP).

International Business Machines could be the strongest competitor for Tencent

In terms of grant share, Tencent stands in third position among its competitors. International Business Machines and Tencent secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to digitalization and artificial intelligence lead Tencent's portfolio

Tencent has the highest number of patents in digitalization followed by, artificial intelligence and gaming. For digitalization, nearly 21% of patents were filed and 22% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Databases related patents lead Tencent portfolio followed by data & database management, and television

Tencent has highest number of patents in databases followed by data & database management, television, mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp), and image management. For databases, nearly 9% of patents were filed and 9% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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