25 Mar
2021

China’s top 100 patent filers: positions 1 to 33

Company nameGrants (patents only)Year-on-year active grants growth percentagePending applications (patents only)Percentage of overall applications to grantsGrants (patents only) – 2020Pending applications (patents only) – 2020Percentage of applications published in 2020IndustryCountry of origin
Huawei40,31035.7%17,73844%6,7767,16240.4%TelecomsChina
State Grid Corporation34,758-8.5%40,015115.1%4,92811,13727.8%ElectricalChina
China Petrochemical Corporation34,518-20%15,83145.9%3,4716,81443%ChemicalsChina
Chinese Academy of Sciences27,79522.6%19,33769.6%4,6267,81840.4%ResearchChina
Samsung Electronics21,297-6.9%19,14389.9%2,6316,41833.5%ElectronicsSouth Korea
ZTE20,207-20.2%14,98974.2%2,2062,17214.5%TelecomsChina
LG Corp17,965-1.3%8,41246.8%2,2053,43340.8%ElectronicsSouth Korea
Tsinghua University16,96451.4%8,86952.3%3,3413,91044.1%ResearchChina
Zhejiang University15,85055.3%9,25058.4%3,8243,89642.1%ResearchChina
Sony Corporation15,380-22.2%6,29840.9%1,3681,73227.5%ElectronicsJapan
Panasonic15,2172.3%5,22534.3%8461,66031.8%ElectronicsJapan
BOE Technology13,83612.9%12,75092.2%2,8874,00131.4%ElectronicsChina
Hon Hai Precision Industry12,5578.1%7,25057.7%1,1972,07628.6%ElectronicsTaiwan
TCL Technology12,35412.9%11,87496.1%3,1475,09142.9%ElectronicsChina
Tencent12,13021.9%16,247133.9%3,1827,29344.9%Software/internet servicesChina
Toyota Motor11,587-13.7%6,37855%1,1532,55740.1%AutomotiveJapan
Canon11,161-9.3%3,64932.7%9451,25234.3%ElectronicsJapan
Harbin Institute of Technology10,96614.1%6,91763.1%1,7812,66038.5%ResearchChina
BBK Electronics10,87835.3%13,139120.8%3,5934,98938%ElectronicsChina
Qualcomm10,756-25.4%5,30249.3%1,2031,78633.7%SemiconductorsUnited States
Hitachi10,741-0.4%3,87236%1,1141,57640.7%ElectronicsJapan
Robert Bosch10,713-7.8%7,65571.5%1,2122,46332.2%AutomotiveEuropean Union
Midea10,597-1.9%14,803139.7%2,2273,80225.7%ElectricalChina
Legend Holdings10,578-33.7%5,10148.2%1,2581,35726.6%FinancialChina
Gree Electric Appliances10,11347.9%20,822205.9%2,7468,22439.5%ElectricalChina
Southeast University9,8341.5%1,80318.3%1,93870238.9%ResearchChina
Koninklijke Philips9,620-24.8%3,25533.8%69992128.3%Medical devices/pharmaEuropean Union
South China University of Technology9,28727.2%9,865106.2%1,8872,89729.4%ResearchChina
Siemens9,007-19.3%4,18646.5%8471,38733.1%ConglomerateEuropean Union
Toshiba8,714108.4%2,83932.6%1,3421,05137%ElectronicsJapan
Mitsubishi Corporation8,618-64.6%96411.2%22764266.6%ElectricalJapan
Seiko8,385-4.4%2,82533.7%73695333.7%ElectronicsJapan
General Motors8,197-25.9%3,38941.3%5851,00229.6%AutomotiveUnited States