China Surpasses US in Number of Global AI Patent Applications

Published on: December 5, 2019
Author: Amy Liu

China has surpassed the United States in number of worldwide artificial intelligence patent applications, according to the China Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team.

Chinese firms had applied for an all-time total of more than 440,000 AI patents as of the end of October, led by tech giant Baidu with 5,712, the organization said in a report. Tencent followed with 4,115 and Microsoft China submitted 3,978 applications.