Virtual reality and augmented reality are regarded as the fundamental technologies behind the development of the metaverse, which is widely considered as the next generation of the internet. Illustration: Shutterstock
Virtual reality and augmented reality are regarded as the fundamental technologies behind the development of the metaverse, which is widely considered as the next generation of the internet. Illustration: Shutterstock

Chinese Big Tech firms led by Tencent, Baidu among world’s top-ranked filers of VR, AR patent applications as metaverse interest surges

  • Tencent filed a total of 4,085 virtual reality and augmented reality patent applications in 2020 and 2021, ranking second in the world behind Samsung
  • Baidu took the No 3 spot with 3,094 VR and AR patent applications in the past two years

Virtual reality and augmented reality are regarded as the fundamental technologies behind the development of the metaverse, which is widely considered as the next generation of the internet. Illustration: Shutterstock
Virtual reality and augmented reality are regarded as the fundamental technologies behind the development of the metaverse, which is widely considered as the next generation of the internet. Illustration: Shutterstock
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