Huawei Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Huawei has a total of 240714 patents globally, out of which 109208 have been granted. Of these 240714 patents, more than 65% patents are active. China is where Huawei has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Hong Kong and United Kingdom, it has generated an annual revenue of $140.83 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Huawei.

Huawei was founded in the year 1987. The Company provides networking products and telecommunication solutions. The Company researches and develops internet access, transmission networks, servers, storage, security and other networking products. Company also offers business consulting, network integration, assurance, managed, learning, global delivery and other services.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Huawei which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Huawei’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Huawei’s patent portfolio.

It is interesting to note that Huawei holds the maximum number of 5G patents! To read more, you can visit our article.

How many patents does the CEO of Huawei have?

The CEO, Ren Zhengfei has 1 patent.

How many patents does Huawei have?

Huawei has a total of 240714 patents globally. These patents belong to 107852 unique patent families. Out of 240714 patents, 158631 patents are active.

How many Huawei patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Huawei Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Huawei Patent Families

How Many Patents did Huawei File Every Year?

Huawei Patent Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantHuawei Applications FiledHuawei Patents Granted
2011108384553
2012144185230
2013172175019
2014181805284
2015173785437
2016181947140
2017199058538
2018210349686
20192364912247
20201680714678
2021605615607
2022136

How Many Patents did Huawei File in Different Countries?

Huawei Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Huawei Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China92641
United States Of America32172
Europe25524
India7294
Japan6431
Korea (South)4585
Brazil2895
Viet Nam2631
Spain2070
Australia1672
Russia1474
Canada1337
Indonesia920
Austria899
Germany815
Singapore528
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)392
Malaysia392
Mexico369
South Africa319
Turkey284
Thailand250
Portugal243
Poland207
Taiwan158
United Kingdom154
Hungary101
Denmark91
Israel66
Philippines49
Argentina38
Chile32
Norway32
France21
New Zealand19
Eurasia19
Slovenia18
Croatia12
Peru10
Ukraine9
Finland7
Belarus6
Colombia5
Cyprus5
Saudi Arabia5
Italy4
Sweden3
Serbia2
Africa2
Egypt1
Switzerland1
San Marino1
Romania1
Lithuania1
Czech Republic1
Morocco1

Where are Research Centers of Huawei Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Huawei

10 Best Huawei Patents

US9461340B2 is the most popular patent in the Huawei portfolio. It has received 487 citations so far from companies like Ethicon, Cilag, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Huawei:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9461340B2487
US20060195790A1333
US20060195480A1293
US7567188B1248
US20140086253A1243
US20090221310A1239
US7903553B2237
US8504718B2232
US20090307746A1232
US8532046B2226

Which Companies are using Huawei Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies in the Huawei patent portfolio are Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Samsung.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Qualcomm1659
Ericsson1287
Samsung1285
LG950
Cisco577
ZTE541
IBM526
Intel513
Apple452
NEC388

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Huawei Patents

Top Huawei Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7860583B247
US10038581B239
US8694675B233
US7567188B131
US9847915B230
US9252930B230
US7685204B230
US8504718B229
US10270570B229
US8230069B226
US10129108B225
US8937950B224
US7747620B224
US9003071B223
US9008585B223

What Percentage of Huawei US Patent Applications were Granted?

Huawei (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 22270 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 15397 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 79.21%.

Below are the key stats of Huawei patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Huawei?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Huawei Technologies671377.65%
Leydig Voit & Mayer383877.99%
Slater Matsil305281.92%
Fish & Richardson116885.77%
Womble Bond Dickinson109478.61%
Staas & Halsey104172.81%
Bgl Huawei101360.12%
Huawei Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton45684.84%
Mbm Intellectual Property Law33286.06%
Ridout & Maybee24194.92%

Huawei’s objective is to bring digital to every person, house, and organisation so that the world can become completely connected and intelligent. To that end, we will: promote ubiquitous connectivity and equal network access to lay the groundwork for the intelligent world; provide the ultimate computing power to deliver ubiquitous cloud and intelligence; build powerful digital platforms to help all industries and organisations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; and redefine user experience with AI, offering consumers more personalised and intelligent experiences across all scenarios, including home, work, and play.

Theoretical discoveries and new inventions based on basic technologies will aid in the resolution of global difficulties, confirming our future vision and assumptions. As we move into this new era, Huawei will increase its investment in innovation, bringing it to the next level and ensuring that it continues to give value to the industry and society at large. We’ll keep working to create a fully connected, intelligent world that benefits more people, homes, and businesses.

Huawei has been involved in over 3,000 innovation projects throughout the world and has signed 1,000+ 5GtoB project contracts with carriers and partners across a wide range of industries. AirPON is an innovative technology that uses wireless sites and optical fibre resources to make site acquisition more easier and provide speedy home network coverage; it has been commercially deployed by more than 30 operators across the world.

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What are Huawei key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Huawei?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Huawei in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Huawei thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How Huawei search focus changed over the years?

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