Huawei today released the "Innovation and Intellectual Property White Paper 2020". The white paper pointed out that continuous investment in innovation has made Huawei one of the world's largest patent holders. As of the end of 2020, Huawei holds more than 40,000 valid authorized patent families (over 100,000) worldwide, of which more than 90% of the patents are invention patents.
Ding Jianxin, head of Huawei’s Intellectual Property Department, said: “Huawei has actually been a company that attaches great importance to innovation from the very beginning. The data on Huawei’s patent applications listed today around 2000 record the beginning of the century, that is, the research and development of more than 20 years ago. Innovation activities. Compared with the major manufacturers in the industry, the number of patent applications at that time was at the same level. Huawei’s success today is the result of long-term independent innovation R&D investment."
It is reported that Huawei started to apply for the first Chinese patent in 1995 and the first US patent in 1999. In 2008, it ranked first in the PCT patent application of the World Intellectual Property Organization for the first time. In 2019, Huawei ranked second in the number of patents granted in Europe and tenth in the United States. Huawei is also the company that has obtained the most patents granted in China.
Ding Jianxin revealed that Huawei expects that its intellectual property revenue for the three years from 2019 to 2021 will be between 1.2 and 1.3 billion US dollars, and announced Huawei’s charging standards for 5G multi-mode mobile phones: Huawei’s patent license for a single mobile phone that follows the 5G standard The fee is capped at US$2.5, and a reasonable percentage rate applicable to the selling price of the mobile phone is provided.
He said: “Huawei, as an important technical contributor to the 5G standard, follows the FRAND principle. We hope that the information provided today can provide transparent cost expectations for implementers of 5G technology, increase investment certainty, and promote the popularization of 5G technology. "