OPPO celebrated the 21st World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, summing up the latest progress it has made in respecting and protecting intellectual property across over 40 countries and regions where it operates, including the Middle East. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), OPPO sits among the top 10 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filers in both 2019 and 2020. 

As of March 31, 2021, OPPO had filed for over 61,000 patents and owns more than 26,000 granted patents globally. Among these, 54,000 are utility patents, accounting for 89% of all OPPO patent applications, which marks an extraordinary achievement for a mobile device manufacturer.

Through a strategy of ‘virtuous innovation’ OPPO has developed industry-leading expertise in several areas, especially in 5G, flash charge, AI and image as shown in the infographic below.

OPPO Patent Infographic

- As a promoter of 5G, OPPO has filed over 3,700 families of global patent applications, declared over 1,500 families of 5G standard patents to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and submitted more than 3,000 5G standard-related proposal to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). 

- Flash charge is another advantageous area for OPPO. The company has applied for over 3,000 patents worldwide, owns over 1,500 granted patents, and has licensed the flash charge technology to more than 40 companies. In 2021, OPPO launched its new project—The Flash Initiative, bringing its proprietary VOOC technology to automobiles, public space and chips inside a wide variety of technologies.

- With regards to AI, OPPO has filed over 2,450 global patent applications mainly in the field of computer vision, speech technology, and machine learning.

- Finally, a long-term expert in imaging, OPPO has applied for over 8,300 image patents worldwide and owns over 2,900 granted patents.