A few days ago, IPlytics, a German patent data company, released a report on “fact-finding of 5G standard patent statements, as of January 1, 2020, there are 21571 5G standard patent claims worldwide, of which Huawei has 3147, ranking first, this was followed by Samsung (2795), ZTE (2561), LG Electronics (2300), Nokia (2149) and Ericsson (1494).
2019, huawei research and development costs amounted to 131.7 billion yuan (about 18.6 billion US dollars), accounting for 15.3% of the annual sales revenue, and are expected to exceed 20 billion US dollars in 2020. At present, Huawei has 85000 valid patents worldwide, accounting for 90% of invention patents, and the EU patent office ranks first in 3524 patent applications.
Scientific and technological innovation is essential to maintain technological leadership. Previously, Ren Zhengfei said that about 20%-30% of Huawei’s annual research and development funds are used for research and innovation and 70% for product development.
In the past ten years, Huawei has invested more than 600 billion in research and development, accounting for more than 14% of the company’s receivables. In contrast, before 2015, apple the company’s R & D investment is less than 5% of the total revenue, and has only gradually increased to about 7% in the last 2 years.