Huawei leads the world in wireless communication patents in 2020, ahead of Qualcomm

Nov 20, 2020 9:09 am

Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies led the world in wireless communication patent filings in the year to October 2020, according to an industry report, maintaining the pace of its research and development despite the pandemic and the impact of US export restrictions.


The Shenzhen-based company filed 8,607 wireless patents in the January to October period, ahead of US chip maker Qualcomm with 5,807 patents, according to a report released on Thursday by Beijing-based database provider incoPat, which ranked the top 100 companies. Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo was in third place with 5,353 patents.

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