Top Ranking Enterprises by Valid Invention Patents in China  

 
The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) recently published Report on Valid Patents in China 2010. According to the report, China housed a total of 2,216,082 valid patents as of the end of 2010, of which 1,825,403 were owned by domestic patentees (82.4% of the total), and 390,679 owned by foreign patentees (17.6%). By kinds of patents, 564,760 of the total were invention patents, 857,968 utility model patents, and 793,354 design patents. The following are lists of top 10 domestic enterprises and top 30 foreign enterprises according to their holdings of valid invention patents in China for the year.
 
Top 10 Domestic Enterprises by Valid Invention Patents in China
 
Ranking
Patentee
Number of Valid Patents
1
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
11970
2
ZTE Corporation
5691
3
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
3324
4
AU Optronics Corporation
2767
5
Hongfujin Precision Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
2366
6
LG Electronics (Tianjin) Appliances Co. Ltd.
1425
7
VIA Technologies, Inc.
1187
8
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
1083
9
Inventec Corporation
1026
10
Macronix International Co., Ltd
963
 
 
Top 30 Foreign Enterprises by Valid Invention Patents in China
 
Ranking
Patentee
Country of Origin
Number of Valid Patents
1
Panasonic Corporation
Japan
10772
2
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Korea
8989
3
Canon Inc.
Japan
5571
4
Seiko Epson Corporation
Japan
4769
5
IBM
US
4559
6
Sony Corporation
Japan
4216
7
LG Electronics Inc.
Korea
3645
8
Toshiba Corporation
Japan
3279
9
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Japan
 3278
10
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
Japan
2857
11
Honda Motor, Ltd.
Japan
2830
12
Hitachi, Ltd.
Japan
2822
13
Sharp Corporation
Japan
2713
14
Siemens AG
Germany
2515
15
NEC Corporation
Japan
2204
16
Sony Corporation
Japan
2109
17
Toyota Motor Corporation
Japan
2081
18
Intel Corporation
US
2000
19
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
The Netherlands
1992
20
Ericsson Telefon AB L.M.
Sweden
1794
21
Fujitsu Limited
Japan
1743
22
LG Display Co. Ltd.
Korea
1592
23
NXP Semiconductors N.V.
The Netherlands
1564
24
Samsung SDI Co. Ltd.
Korea
1448
25
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Japan
1445
26
Qualcomm Incorporated
US
1443
27
BASF AG
Germany
1398
28
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Japan
1327
29
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Japan
1264
30
Microsoft Corporation
US
1255