Chinese instant messaging operator obtains 400 plus patents

Chinese instant messaging operator obtains 400 plus patents

2009/8/4

Chinese instant messaging operator Tencent has obtained more than 400 patents, becoming one of the world's largest patent-holding Internet companies, reported Monday's China Daily.

The newspaper said, citing company executives, that the achievement was gained by increased research and development activities of the Shenzhen-based company.

The company has established a research institute with an investment of more than 100 million yuan (14.3 million U.S. dollars).

It also attracted talent from other technology companies such as Microsoft, Google, IBM and Huawei Technologies. About half of Tencent's employees are working on research-related fields, the newspaper said.

                                                                                                             Source: Xinhua




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