Recently, icoPat Innovation Index Research Center and IPRdaily Chinese website jointly released the “Top 100 Internet Companies Based on the Number of Invention Patents”.
This list of Top 100 Internet companies of invention patents updates the data about volume of publicly released patent grants as of April 10, 2018. In particular, Tencent ranked the top with 4,933 invention patent grants, followed by Qihoo 360 for 2,281 and Baidu for 1,790. The fourth to the tenth were Alibaba, Xiaomi, UFIDA, Neusoft Group, JD, iFlytek and Sina. Almost the same as the previous ranking, Tencent, Qihoo 360 and Baidu maintained the top 3 in terms of invention patent grants in 2017.