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Tencent joins patent protection community OIN, claiming that global patent applications exceed 25,000

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Izaan Zubair
Technology writer @ WNObserver

Today, Tencent announced its participation in the patent protection community OIN, OIN CEO Keith Bergelt said that he appreciates Tencent’s commitment to join OIN and fulfill its commitment to innovation and non-infringement in the open source field.

Xu Yan, general manager of the intellectual property department of Tencent, disclosed in the 2019 Fast Company Conference “China Internet Innovation in Patent” speech that as of November 2018, Tencent had more than 25,000 patent applications in major countries around the world, and the number of authorized applications exceeded 8,000.

Xu Yan pointed out that the number of patent applications ranked second among global Internet companies, second only to Google. Overseas, Tencent has more than 1,000 US patent applications.

The OIN community licenses the core open source technology in a free form for patent licensing of Linux system patents. The OIN license is free to all members who agree not to exercise their patent rights to the Linux system.

According to the data, OIN was supported by industry companies such as Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, SUSE and Toyota, with more than 2,800 members and more than 1,300 global patents and applications.

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