On the track of the blockchain patent application, many small and medium-sized companies show their enthusiasm far beyond their business volume.
On May 20, at the National Science and Technology Week in 2019, Jingdong Digital Technology disclosed the patent application for blockchain for the first time. The data shows that there are nearly 200 patents in the blockchain that have been applied for, and the blockchain technology has been put on the scenes of quality traceability, digital deposit certificate, credit network and value innovation.
With the final disclosure of the blockchain patents in Jingdong District, the Internet giant's competition in this field has become increasingly hot. According to the data of the Intellectual Property Center of China Information and Communication Research Institute, Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu were all selected for the 2018 global blockchain patent applicants TOP20 list. Among them, Alibaba has 262 patent applications, 80 Tencent and 50 Baidu. From this point of view, the number of blockchain patent applications in nearly 200 pieces of Jingdong has been at the world's leading level.
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In addition, from the patent perspective, the blockchain is still in the rapid development of the technology life cycle, and on this track, many blockchain startups have shown a enthusiasm far beyond their business volume. Wu Sijin, CEO of Hangzhou Complex Beauty, told the "Securities Daily" reporter that the layout of blockchain patents, on the one hand, the blockchain value is increasingly recognized, the current layout has a first-in-class advantage, occupying the track ahead; on the other hand, technical patents It is especially important for small and medium-sized companies. It not only protects the legitimate rights and interests of the company, but also enhances the brand image and enhances the company's soft power.
China's blockchain patent number is the world's number one
The patent field has always been an important part of the blockchain layout of the Internet giant, and it is also the basis for achieving the "first come" advantage in new technologies.
In recent years, the number of blockchain patents in China has grown rapidly, surpassing the United States to sit on the top spot in the world. The "Blockchain Patent Situation White Paper (Version 1.0)" published by China Telecomtsu's official website shows that the current blockchain patents are mainly distributed in North America, the United States and Canada, Asia, China and South Korea. Europe in the UK. Among them, from 2013 to December 20, 2018, China had 4435 blockchain patent applications, accounting for 48% of the world, and the number of layouts significantly exceeded that of the United States; the second US had 1,833 blockchain patents, the global share twenty one%.
The "White Paper" pointed out that the rapid growth of the number of patents in China's blockchain not only represents the activity of China's blockchain, but also the importance and development of high-tech, and also indicates that China will have more voices in the blockchain field. International status has further improved.
It is worth noting that in terms of blockchain patent application subjects, the company is the main application force for global blockchain patents, accounting for over 70%. According to the White Paper, in the global blockchain patents, the company's application accounted for 75%, and the application volume is ahead of research institutions, individuals and government agencies. “This reflects the high level of industry activity of blockchain technology, which is not limited to Research and development phase."
The "Securities Daily" reporter observed that most of the companies that have placed blockchain patents are Internet companies. Among them, the BAT giant has secured its strength in the forefront of the global blockchain patent strength list. Specifically, the data of the Intellectual Property Center of China Information and Communication Research Institute shows that Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu rank second, seventh and fifteenth in the world with 262, 80 and 50 respectively, ranking among the top 20 in the world. List. Moreover, Alibaba is also the Chinese company with the largest number of blockchain patent applications.
For the layout blockchain patent, the Trusted Blockchain Promotion Program Intellectual Property Project Team believes that intellectual property rights can not only protect products for blockchain companies, but also help attract investment and monopoly profits.
Blockchain startup company, grabbing blockchain patent
In addition to BAT, other Internet companies are also actively deploying patent applications, such as security enterprise 360, software enterprise wave and so on. Among them, blockchain startups are keen on the blockchain patents and have achieved remarkable results. For example, Hangzhou Complex Beauty, China Chain, Bubbi, Hangzhou Yunxiang Network, Beijing Eurochain, etc. are among the top 30 global blockchain patents. . Among them, Hangzhou Complex is ranked 8th in the world in terms of the number of patents in 75 blockchains.
In this regard, Wu Sijin told the "Securities Daily" reporter that the layout of blockchain patents, on the one hand, the blockchain value is increasingly recognized, the current stage layout has a first-in-class advantage, occupying the track ahead; on the other hand, technical patents Small and medium-sized companies are particularly important, not only to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the company, but also to enhance the brand image and enhance the company's soft power.
Blockchain startups have a deeper reason for choosing a layout in the patent field. In the process of developing blockchains, China is still too impetuous and biased in application. It is always “bringing in technology” and is unwilling to invest heavily in research and development capabilities and basic algorithms, resulting in contributions in source code, core talent training, etc. The aspect is getting more and more backward. Qing Sude, director of the blockchain of China Information and Communication Research Institute and director of the Trusted Blockchain Promotion Program Office, explained to the Securities Daily reporter that “the whole society pays insufficient attention to software copyright and the low cost of violation is Part of the incentives for the above problems have also prompted various startups to advance the blockchain patents to avoid future 'patent traps'."
The Intellectual Property Project Team of the Trusted Blockchain Promotion Program pointed out that although the blockchain patents have been rising all the way, it is not possible to judge the value of technological innovations simply by the number of blockchain patents, and to further judge the commercial application of enterprise products and technological innovation. The market value created, as well as the factors of the patent family, legal status and so on. "It is recommended that the government do a good job in industry supervision and supervision and patent quality improvement. Enterprises should raise awareness of intellectual property protection and risk prevention, avoid blind investment in the blockchain field, apply for low-value patents, and avoid future blockchains. There have been a large number of infringement lawsuits in the field."
Source: Securities Daily Xing Meng