As a leading ICT solutions and smart device provider and patent owner, Huawei invests heavily in research and development. In 2015 alone, Huawei invested US$9.2 billion, or 15% of its annual revenue, in the research and development of new technologies, new products, and wireless communications standards. Huawei’s substantial investment in R&D over the years has resulted in a large number of high-value patents.
According to the statistics published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in 2015 Huawei topped the list of international patent filers for the second consecutive year with 3,898 published PCT applications, or an additional 456 applications over the previous year.
Henry Liu – Country Head Huawei Device Sri Lanka commented, “Huawei has continuously updated its technology through constant innovation and R&D focus, this is a significant factor for our success in Sri Lanka and across the globe. We will continue to invest in our R&D and concentrate on providing the best quality experience to all our customers”.
As of December 31, 2015, Huawei has been granted 50,377 patents around the world. These patents relate to LTE, operating systems, and user interface, which are highly valuable to smartphones.
Recently Huawei filed lawsuits for patent infringement against Samsung in the United States and China, including District Court for the Northern District of California and Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court. In these lawsuits, Huawei seeks compensation for Samsung’s infringement of Huawei’s intellectual property, including valuable patents relating to cellular communications technology and software used by Samsung’s mobile phones.