This paper mainly focuses on Huawei’s history in innovation and intellectual property (IP) management prior to 2010 and brings the data and milestones related to their investment and R&D.
At the Conference, Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer Song Liuping stated 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. With this white paper, we want you to better understand how Huawei has become what it is today.
Huawei states in this paper that it has become one of the world’s largest patent holders through sustained investment in innovation. By the end of 2020, Huawei held over 100,000 active patents in more than 40,000 patent families worldwide.
Head of Huawei’s Intellectual Property Rights Department, Jason Ding said, innovation has been at the core of Huawei’s business since the company was founded. The 2020 white paper lists the number of patent applications Huawei filed, or our R&D and innovation activities, in the late 90s and early 2000s.”
“Huawei’s worldwide patent applications were on par with other industry leaders in the early 2000s, and Huawei’s success today is a result of its long-term investment in innovation and R&D,” says Ding
Huawei filed its first patent application in China back in 1995, and its first application in the US in 1999. In 2008, the World Intellectual Property Organization listed Huawei as No. 1 in terms of number of patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for the first time. In 2019, Huawei ranked No. 2 in Europe and No. 10 in the US in terms of the number of patents granted. Huawei is also the largest patent holder in China.
Ding noted that Huawei estimates it will receive about 1.2 to 1.3 billion US dollars in revenue from patent licensing between 2019 and 2021. He also announced that for every multi-mode 5G smartphone, Huawei will provide a reasonable percentage royalty rate of the handset selling price, and a per unit royalty cap at US$2.5 (16 yuan).
“Huawei has been the largest technical contributor to 5G standards, and follows fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) principles when it comes to patent licensing,”
“We hope that the royalty rate we announced today will increase 5G adoption by giving 5G implementers a more transparent cost structure that will inform their investment decisions moving forward,” added Ding
Francis Gurry, former Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), also spoke at the event saying, “In releasing its license fee structure for 5G standard essential patents (SEPs), Huawei is promoting the widespread adoption and use of standards designed to ensure interoperability, reliability and transparent competition, while at the same time providing a fair return for investment in R&D.”
Huawei also launched a new patent mini-site on its website, with patents organized into different portfolios. This will be regularly updated to keep the industry informed of the company’s latest innovations.
Song stated that Huawei will regularly announce further innovation and IP activities so that the public can better understand Huawei’s innovation practices. This will be part of the company’s broader initiative to be more open and transparent with the public.
Huawei won global Corporate Startup Star Award at CSS 2022
Huawei won the “Corporate Startup Star Award” and “China Corporate Startup Star Award” for the second year, at the Corporate Startup Stars Award Ceremony 2022 (CSS) in London, UK.
The CSS Award was launched in 2016 under the European Commission’s Startup Europe Partnership initiative, by Mind the Bridge in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). CSS award aims at recognizing the best companies worldwide in terms of open innovation and corporate-startup collaboration.
In total, 100 companies, located in every region of the world, have been recognized for their work: 50 as Global Corporate Startup Stars and 50 as Global Open Innovation Challengers.
“At Huawei, we are fully committed to open innovation. We’ve spent many efforts on different areas to support a collaborative and open environment by working with various partners: from incubating startups and SMEs to fostering joint industry solutions through our global OpenLabs, to encouraging the exchange of ideas on science and technology.” expressed Jeff Wang, President of the Public Affairs and Communications Dept at Huawei.
Alongside Huawei, there are other companies named in the CSS 2022 Top 50 Corporate Startup Stars.
These are AB InBev, Airbus, Allianz, AXA, Bayer, BNP Paribas, BMW Group, Bosch Group, BP, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler (Mercedes-Benz), Deutsche Telekom, Enel, Engie, EQT Partners, Philip Morris, Visa, Hyundai Motor, Iberdrola, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, LG Electronics, Merck KGaA, Mitsubishi, Munich Re, National Grid, Nestlé, Novartis, Orange, Ping An Insurance, GSK, Samsung, SAP, Saudi Aramco, Schneider Electric, Shell, Siemens, Société Générale, Sumitomo, Telefónica, Toyota Motor, Unilever, Volkswagen, Walmart, Xiaomi, and SoftBank Group.
Other than CSS, Huawei also won the “China Corporate Startup Star Award” as the top performer in the China region.
“Huawei has proven through different startup initiatives to stay resilient to industry changes and its willingness to explore new technologies. Spark Accelerator is helping early-stage companies in different innovation ecosystems with the technical and financial support they need to scale globally and connects them with promising partnership opportunities,” said Alberto Onetti, Chairman of Mind the Bridge.
Huawei Winter 2022 Launch event set on December 9 [Official]
December 7, 2022: Huawei has officially confirmed that the Winter 2022 product launch conference will happen on December 9 at 14:00 Beijing Time. Check the products and information mentioned below.
December 5, 2022:
Huawei could reschedule Winter 2022 Launch Event on December 9. It was postponed due to the passing away of a former Chinese leader. Initially, Huawei planned to hold this event on December 2. Yet, Huawei along with other Chinese firms chose to delay their programs.
The latest input comes from a well-known Weibo tipster, saying that Huawei has rescheduled the Winter 2022 launch event to December 9. At the event, Huawei will unveil a bunch of products including the Huawei Watch Buds, Nova 10 SE, Enjoy 50z, and Children’s Watch 5X.
Huawei Watch Buds:
It’s one of the most anticipated smartwatches on the planet as it continues to rumble on the internet as a viral gadget over the past week. Why? Because of the 2-in-1 mechanism of Huawei Watch Buds smartwatch.
The smartwatch has a regular smartwatch design but it also brings you a pair of wireless earphones inside. To unveil the earbuds, you need to open the display from the bottom side. This is quite an interesting design and we’re excited to see that on the launch stage.
Huawei Nova 10 SE:
This phone is already out in the global market but it is now ready to make an appearance among Chinese consumers. What’s interesting about this phone? Well, it offers a Nova 10 like design and a 108-megapixel main camera that could take powerful pictures in all types of environments.
The design of this phone is also polished and gives a new look entirely based on its premium aesthetics.
Huawei Enjoy 50Z:
The Enjoy 50Z is also a device that you may not want to miss. The phone brings a 50MP triple camera system including a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth of field sensor. Aside from the camera section, the 5000mAh battery of this phone is ready to bring a powerful backup.
Huawei Children Watch 5X:
Here’s another anticipated product that will excite young Huawei consumers because Huawei Children’s Watch 5X is about children. However, this time, Huawei is ready to launch the Children’s Watch with a double experience.
Talking Tom Time Rush launches on Huawei AppGallery
Talking Tom Time Rusha is a new runner game that allows you to enjoy adventures with your favorite character Tom, Angela, Hank, Ben, Ginger, and Becca.
Players can join Tom and his friends as they dive into a world to explore side unique paths and discover special surprises together.
Here are some of the key features of Talking Tom Time Rush:
- All of the friends are unlocked from the beginning
- Run through extraordinary worlds
- Find cross-roads, side paths, and surprises
- Try out special vehicles
- Boost your run with supersonic power-ups
- Collect cool new outfits
Interestingly, you can also speed up their chase by hopping on cool vehicles, like bikes or pirate ships, or use power-ups to boost their progress.
“The Talking Tom & Friends brand has been thrilling Huawei users with every new game introduced,” said Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Consumer Mobile Services Europe at Huawei. “Talking Tom Time Rush is no exception, and we expect dedicated Talking Tom & Friends players, fans of other runner games, and casual and arcade gamers to download the new game in their droves now that it’s available. But be careful… Once you start playing this game, it’s hard to stop!”
Open this link of AppGallery on your Huawei smartphone and download the Talking Tom Time Rush game. Open the app and start playing.