Recently, the internationally renowned patent data company IPLytics released the latest 5G industry patent report. Among the top ten companies, there are only two Chinese companies, with Huawei ranked first and ZTE third.
The report shows that Huawei ranked first with 3147 patents, and ZTE jumped from fifth to third with 2561 patents. A total of 5,708 applications were filed for the two, with a 34.3% share.
Including Huawei and ZTE, the top ten are Samsung, LG, Nokia, Qualcomm and Intel. Among them, Samsung has 2795 patents for 5G, ranking second.
From this report, we can also see that Huawei’s strength in 5G patents is very strong, and the technological innovation behind it can be imagined.
It is reported that in recent years, Huawei has continued to acquire patents in a large scale. Among Chinese well recognized companies, Huawei is the most active patent buyer. On the other hand, Huawei has also been looking for talent in the US technology industry. The US engineers and technical experts hired by Huawei are now the core of its R & D team. Huawei has collected a total of US $ 1.4 billion in patent fees over the years and paid over US $6 billion in intellectual property fees.
Huawei also invests about 15-20 billion U.S. dollars in research funding each year.
Recently, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said in an interview with the media that Huawei plans to increase its research and development budget by $5.8 billion this year. This also means that Huawei’s overall research and development costs will exceed 20 billion US dollars, or about 142.1 billion yuan.
ZTE’s 5G also began to emerge in the industry. It is reported that ZTE’s annual R & D investment exceeded 10 billion yuan, reaching 9.36 billion yuan in the first three quarters of 2019. As of now, ZTE’s 5G strategic global patent layout is more than 5,000, ranking first in the camp; it has more than 74,000 global patent applications and more than 34,000 authorized patents; more than 3900 chip patent applications, and the chip patent layout covers Europe, the United States, Japan, South Korea and other countries and regions.