• IP
  • 2024-04-26
  • OPPO releases its first Innovation and Intellectual Property White Paper on 20th anniversary

    April 26,2024, Shenzhen China-2024 marks the 20th anniversary of OPPO. On World Intellectual Property Day 2024, OPPO officially released its first "OPPO Innovation and Intellectual Property White Paper," systematically presenting its achievements in technological innovation and intellectual property protection over the past two decades.

    Tony Chen, founder & Chief Executive Officer of OPPO, emphasized the company's commitment to creating exceptional products while prioritizing technological innovation and enhancing intellectual property protection as vital strategies for its development in this white paper. 'Becoming a healthier and more sustainable company' is OPPO's corporate vision. We will persist in technological innovation and improve intellectual property protection, advancing with greater resilience and certainty.

    The white paper emphasizes three core principles of OPPO's intellectual property philosophy: emphasizing technological innovation and intellectual property protection, implementing a proactive defense intellectual property strategy, and promoting a long-term healthy intellectual property ecosystem establishment. This reflects OPPO's commitment as a "long-term advocate of intellectual property", and its vision on technological innovation and inclusive growth.

    Over the past two decades, OPPO has consistently invested in technology research and development, delving into key technological fields. The company has successfully transformed technological innovation achievements into high-value intellectual property assets, which has led to the accumulation of profound technical capabilities and a rich patent portfolio for OPPO.

    As of March 31, 2024, OPPO has filed over 101,000 patent applications and has more than 55,000 granted patents globally. Among these, 91,000 are utility patents, accounting for 91% of all OPPO patent applications. Data from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2023 shows that OPPO was among the top 9 firms in the world regarding International Patent applications (PCT applications). This marks OPPO's fifth consecutive year in the top 10 on this list.

    OPPO patent data and rankings

    OPPO's global patent portfolios mainly focus on key areas such as 5G, imaging, AI, flash charge, and new form. With these intellectual property achievements, OPPO has been honored with 10 national intellectual property awards, including one Gold Award, four Silver Awards and five Excellence Awards.

    Amidst its global expansion, OPPO confronts escalating intellectual property risks and adopts a proactive defense IP strategy. The company resolves IP licensing disputes through peaceful negotiations while staunchly opposing exorbitant IP fees, utilizing legal means to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests. Since 2014, OPPO has successively signed licensing or cross-licensing agreements with dozens of patent owners globally.

    Committed to open sharing, OPPO actively promotes the effective utilization of innovative achievements. OPPO drives the global standardization efforts in technology fields such as 5G/6G, Wi-Fi, and VVC. Through MC-IF, Avanci, Access Advance, etc., OPPO explores diverse standard patent licensing models to authorize billions of products globally. Additionally, OPPO contributes to the establishment of balanced global intellectual property governance rules. The company participates in policy reform discussions and modifications within organizations like IEEE and CCSA since 2020, assisting in building fair and reasonable intellectual property rules to promote collaborative industry development.

    Since its inception, OPPO has strived to explore the beauty of technology and enable the kindness of technology. In the future, OPPO will continue to bolster its investment in technological innovation and intellectual property protection, leading the way with pioneering products and experiences in the AI smartphone era while contributing to and popularizing AI smartphones.

    OPPO Innovation and Intellectual Property White Paper

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