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Huawei drops to 2nd place in European patent filings in 2018

Thursday 14 March 2019 | 13:30 CET | News

Huawei dropped to second place in the number of patent applications in Europe last year, just behind Siemens. The Chinese company made 2,485 applications to the European Patent Organisation in 2018, compared to 2,493 by Siemens. Samsung was in third place with 2,440, followed by LG with 2,376.

Also in the top ten were Qualcomm with 1,593 patent applications in Europe and Ericsson with 1,472, in respectively seventh and eighth places. 

The EPO reported in total 174,317 patent applications received last year, up 4.6 percent from 2017 and a new record high for the organisation. Just under half (47%) came from the 38 European countries party to the EPO treaty. The combined share of China, Japan and South Korea rose moderately to 22.6 percent from 22.1 in 2017, while the US remained the top single country of origin, accounting for 25 percent of total filings.


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Categories: General
Companies: Ericsson / Huawei / LG / Qualcomm / Samsung / Siemens
Countries: Europe
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