Sony and other major multinationals file 212 blockchain patents in China in 2020

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China’s National Intellectual Property Administration awarded 2,191 blockchain patents between 2017 to 2019. In 2020, 35 multinationals including Microsoft, Walmart, Mastercard, Sony and Intel applied for a total of 212 blockchain patents. Of all the foreign companies with blockchain patents in China, Mastercard tops the list with 46 such patents to its name.

Nokia, Intel, and Oracle are next on the line with 13, 12, and 9 blockchain patents respectively in China. None of these companies have started companies in China yet, but they may put the blockchain patents to use in the future.
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