Huawei releases Innovation and Intellectual Property white paper | Dailytrust

Huawei releases Innovation and Intellectual Property white paper

Huawei Head of Intellectual Property Rights, Jason Ding
Huawei Head of Intellectual Property Rights, Jason Ding

Huawei has published a new white paper focused on innovation and intellectual property at its Forum on Innovation and IP Prospects in 2021.

The white paper focuses on how Huawei has been a leader in innovation and intellectual property (IP) management since the 1990s.

This has been key to Huawei rising as one of the world’s most influential technology powerhouses, according to Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer Song Liuping.

He said African consumers have benefited particularly from this, as Huawei has brought numerous impressive technologies to previously underserved areas on the continent.

These range from mobile network technologies that are affordable and reliable, to smartphones that offer incredible value for their price, he added.

“We want to show the history of our innovation over the past 30 years and our long-term commitment to respecting, protecting, and contributing to IP,” said Liuping.


Huawei, The leader in patent filing

Huawei is one of the world’s largest patent holders, and as of the end of 2020, it held over 100, 00 active patents in more than 40,000 patent families worldwide.

Huawei first topped the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO’s) list of patent filers in 2008.

Since then, it has finished first on this list for all but one of these years.

This has been key to the company repeatedly dominating the market in developing important technologies, with the most notable example of this being 5G.

Huawei’s innovation has been key to several African mobile networks developing high-quality networks that offer tremendous benefits for businesses – both now and in the future.

The white paper also focuses on how Huawei’s priority on intellectual property and R&D did not appear out of nowhere.

Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer Song Liuping

“Innovation has been at the core of Huawei’s business since the company was founded,” explained Huawei’s Head of Intellectual Property Rights Jason Ding.

“Our white paper lists the number of patent applications Huawei filed, or our R&D and innovation activities, in the late 90s and early 2000s.”


5G royalty rate announced

The company also announced that for multi-mode 5G smartphones, it will be providing a reasonable percentage royalty rate of the handset’s selling price and a per-unit royalty cap of $2.50.

This will drive the adoption of 5G by making the cost structure for 5G implementers transparent and affordable.

This certainty and affordable licence fee structure goes a long way to ensuring that 5G smartphones are attainable to African consumers.

Huawei is therefore supporting African countries to embrace future technologies that drive economic growth, improved education, and a better quality of life.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
Media Trust Ltd

Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410