China surpassed the United States and became the world’s top filer for international patents in 2019.
Chinese telecom giant Huawei has filed lawsuits alleging 12 patent violations against American telecom provider Verizon.
Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator (R-FL), filed legislation on Monday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts.
In 2018, businesses and inventors continued to file large numbers of patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO). Huawei had the second most patent applications in 2018 with 2,485 applications.
In 2017, China’s research funding was the second largest in the world, the number of Chinese researchers was the highest, and the number of patent applications in China ranked first in the world for seven consecutive years.