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2021 Global Patent List Released: Huawei ranked fourth in the top five in the world in the United States

via:凤凰网科技     time:2022/1/11 22:02:15     readed:373



On January 11, Beijing time, the latest research report released by patent database provider IFI Claims Patent Services shows that Huawei's ranking on the US patent list continues to rise, reaching fifth. At the same time, Chinese companies account for an increasing share of global innovation.

The report shows that in 2021, Huawei won 2770 U.S. patents, ranking fifth, basically the same as the 2761 in 2020. "Blue Giant" IBM received 8682 U.S. patents last year, ranking first in the U.S. patent list for 29 consecutive years, but down 5 percent from 9,130 in 2020.


Huawei ranked fifth in U.S. patents

Although Huawei's network equipment has been shut out of the US market and the access to mobile phone parts has been cut off by the Biden administration, Huawei has been successful in obtaining US patents. Huawei's patent ranking last year was able to rise from ninth to fifth in 2020 due in part to a decrease in the number of patents obtained by other companies. Last year, the number of patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office fell 7% year-on-year. Samsung, Canon and TSMC ranked second to fourth, but the number of U.S. patents they obtained last year fell by 1%, 6%, and 1%, respectively, year-on-year.

Globally, Chinese companies dominate. In 2021, Samsung still ranks first with 90,416 patents, but six Chinese entities, including the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Huawei, have more invention patents than IBM. IBM only ranked eighth. The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Midea Group, Huawei, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, China State Construction Group, and Gree Electric Appliances ranked second to seventh respectively.


Huawei ranks fourth in the world for patents

Of the 327,329 U.S. patents issued last year, U.S. companies accounted for less than half. Chinese companies rank fourth in terms of the number of patents they have obtained, but are expected to overtake South Korea as the third largest recipient of patents. IFI Claims CEO Mike Baycroft said total U.S. patent filings declined last year, but only Chinese and Swiss companies did not hold back.

"It's something that makes us all feel puzzling," he said, "is it related to COVID-19?" We don't know, but it's a possible explanation. ”

Artificial intelligence and machine learning remain the fastest growing areas for innovation. In this field, IBM, Samsung, Google, Intel and Microsoft are leading the way. (Author/Zhenyu)

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