2008.07.14

Tencent Receives Excellent Patent Award of China

On July 14 the Guangdong Provincial Intellectual Property Rights Work Meeting & Big Incentives Award Ceremony for the winners of the 10th session of the Patent Award of China was held in Guangzhou. Tencent received the Excellent Patent Award of China for its instant messaging system and method and was praised by the provincial government. Mr. Huang Hua governor of Guangdong Province granted the award to representatives of Tencent in person.

According to sources the State Intellectual Property Office first granted the Patent Award of China in 1989 and has since held award ceremonies every two years. The award is the only state-level award addressing inventions that have acquired patent rights and is recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Tencent's award-winner is the well-known Mobile QQ. As the first wireless value-added offering in China Mobile QQ creatively connects the Internet business with mobile communications business with a magnificent user experience enabling users to communicate with their friends any place any time. As an innovative business Mobile QQ has enjoyed high success since its market launch thus helping to increase the development and profitability of the service provider (SP) industry as a whole.

With such positive social and economic benefits Mobile QQ's patent has received many awards including the National Excellent Patent Engineering Technology and the Guangdong Patent Prize Award etc. On January 29 2008 Mobile QQ received the 10th session of the Excellent Patent Award of China granted by the State Intellectual Property Office following a series of recommendations and a strict and open selection.

Mobile QQ enables cell phone users to enjoy fast and convenient communications with their friends based on their QQ accounts. In today's communication-driven world mobile numbers have become personal private information. While allowing Tencent QQ users to communicate without boundaries Mobile QQ takes effective measures to protect users' mobile numbers. Since its launch the service has been warmly welcomed and loved by users and has become the most influential wireless value-added service in China.