A number of major high-tech companies have established an alliance in Beijing to pool together intelligent voice patents in an aim to better integrate and develop existing technologies.

The alliance was proposed by seven companies including Baidu, Haier, ZTE, BAIC Motor and BOE Technology. It now has more than 20 members. To promote advanced voice technologies, the alliance decided to open the patent pool to its members for free.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/beijing/2015- 12/09/content_22673233.htm