July 18, 2024

Huawei unveils its latest inventions revolutionizing AI, 5G, and CX in Shenzhen Event

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Huawei announced a batch of key inventions as part of its biennial “Top Ten Inventions” Awards at the “Broadening the Innovation Landscape 2022” forum held at its Shenzhen headquarters.

Huawei Inventions Speech during the event ” Broadening the Innovation Landscape 2022″ at Shenzhen headquarters Event

Huawei added that the inventions range from an adder neural network that significantly reduces power consumption and circuit area to a game-changing “optical iris” that provides a unique identifier for optical fibers. It is designed to aid in the carriers managing their network resources and cutting the time and budget associated with broadband deployment.

Industry sources added that The announcement came in the context of intellectual property rights, the protection, and sharing which Huawei believes is critical to the tech ecosystem.

Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer, Song Liuping stated “Protecting IP is key to protecting innovation. We are eager to license our patents and technologies to share our innovations with the world. This will help broaden the innovation landscape, drive our industry forward, and advance technology for everyone.”

Tian Lipu, President of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s China Chapter stated “Huawei is constantly changing itself, and constantly showcasing to the world the value of IP from China.”

By the end of 2021, Huawei added to have more than 110,000 active patents across over 45,000 patent families. It has more granted patents than any other Chinese company, has filed the most patent applications with the EU Patent Office, and ranked fifth in terms of new patents granted in the United States.

Alan Fan, Head of Huawei’s IPR Department, stated the value of Huawei patents has seen wide recognition in the industry, especially in mainstream standards such as cellular technology, Wi-Fi, and audio/video codecs.

“In the past five years, more than two billion smartphones have been licensed to Huawei’s 4G/5G patents. And for cars, about eight million connected vehicles licensed to Huawei patents are being delivered to the consumers every year,” Fan stated.

Huawei sources added that they are also working actively with patent license administration companies in offering “one-stop” licenses for mainstream standards.

“Over 260 companies—accounting for one billion devices—have obtained Huawei’s HEVC patent licenses through a patent pool,” Fan stated. He added that the company is in discussions to establish a new patent pool to give the industry “quick access” to Huawei’s patents for Wi-Fi devices worldwide.

Huawei added that is also discussing joint licensing programs for 5G patents with licensing experts and other leading industry patentees.

Liu Hua, Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization Office in China, praised Huawei’s sustained focus on innovation, and stated: “We look forward to seeing Huawei continue to take part in high-level global competition with innovation at its core.”

For Manuel Desantes, former Vice President of the European Patent Office, given the vast number of changes in the world these days, what matters most is no longer the number of registered patents or inventions. “The IP system should assure that the creations that merit protection are those that bring actual value,” he stated.

This marked the third innovation and IP-themed event Huawei has hosted on its innovation practices. Every year, Huawei invests over 10% of its sales revenue into R&D.

In terms of R&D expenditure, Huawei ranked second in the 2021 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. In 2021, the company increased its R&D investment to CNY142.7 billion, representing 22.4% of our total revenue. Over the past decade, Huawei’s total R&D investment surpassed CNY845 billion.

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