OPPO Ranks Among Top 5 in 2019 PCT Patent Applications
● OPPO Ranks Among Top 5 in 2019 PCT Patent Applications with 1,927 applications.
● OPPO becomes the top 5 PCT filer in the rankings by company applicants.
April 9, 2020, London, UK– The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has announced the 2019 results of the international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) System, with 1,927 applications, OPPO becomes the top 5 PCT filer in the rankings by company applicants.
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.
By March 2020, OPPO had more than 43,000 global patent applications, with 16,000 already authorised. Among the total applications, about 88%, or more than 38,000, are invention related. OPPO has filed more than 3,000 5G patent applications, and 1,900 AI patent applications. More than 6,100 image patents have been filed globally, among which 2,000 have been authorised. Within the fast-charging sector, OPPO has registered more than 2,700 applications globally, 1,100 have been authorised.
Ying Feng, Senior Director of Intellectual Property Dept., OPPO, said “We will continue to apply for overseas patents, especially in the most important countries where OPPO is available. We have now applied for patents in areas of 5G, fast charging technology, imaging, AI, IoT and other important fields. We’ll accelerate our effort to make a breakthrough in other areas including chip-making, display technology, antenna."
OPPO has always attached great importance on the development of patents, with continuous effort on strengthening our investment and exploration in cutting-edge technology. Tony Chen, Founder and CEO of OPPO, said OPPO will invest USD 7 billion in R&D in the next three years. He also added that OPPO will aim to promote research in areas including 5G, AI, AR and strive to build OPPO with core underlying hardware technologies and software engineering ability. With continuous R&D efforts and broad collaboration with industry partners, OPPO is committed to making it a reality of the latest and the most advanced technologies for the world.