China’s Huawei lodged 4,411 applications last year, more than any other business. Photo: Reuters China’s Huawei lodged 4,411 applications last year, more than any other business. Photo: Reuters
China’s Huawei lodged 4,411 applications last year, more than any other business. Photo: Reuters

China becomes world’s top patent filer after four decades with US on top

  • World Intellectual Property Organisation chief says rankings reflect shift in ‘locus of innovation’ towards Asia
  • Chinese telecoms giant Huawei filed more applications than any other business for third year in a row, beating Mitsubishi, Samsung and Qualcomm

Topic |   China technology
China’s Huawei lodged 4,411 applications last year, more than any other business. Photo: Reuters China’s Huawei lodged 4,411 applications last year, more than any other business. Photo: Reuters
China’s Huawei lodged 4,411 applications last year, more than any other business. Photo: Reuters
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