Huawei patents top 8,000: ten every day

China's State Intellectual Property Office has revealed that in the first half of 2005 Huawei posted 1,231 patent applications, making the company the most prolific in the country.

Huawei's total patent applications have now reached 8,000, including 800 applied for in over 20 countries and regions including the USA and Europe. Huawei is now devoting over RMB 4 billion to R&D every year. By the end of 2005 Huawei's domestic applications will amount to 3,000 while the number for international applications will reach 500. The average number of daily applications is expected to reach ten.

Huawei will continue to include standard patents as part of its Intellectual Property Rights strategy and will organise a specialist team that will actively participate in domestic and international standardisation events. For example, Huawei has already declared 46 essential patents in ETSI.

Six research institutes in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Nanjing, Xi'an, and Chengdu have been strengthened with five overseas research institutes in the USA (Silicon Valley and Dallas), Switzerland, India, and Russia. Huawei's institutes in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Nanjing and India have been certificated by KPMG to have achieved CMM Level 5.

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