ZTE becomes No. 1 in PCT patent filings

Telecom Lead India: Chinese wireless equipment major ZTE
announced it attained the No. 1 global ranking for PCT patent filings in
2011with 2,826 total applications.


The company moved up from the No. 2 spot, which it held
in 2010.


According to global findings released by the World
Intellectual Property Organization, ZTE’s international patent filings over the
past five years, increased by more than 50 per cent year-on-year in 2011.


Becoming the world No. 1 in PCT applications is a great
accomplishment, but not our ultimate goal. Through innovation, we seek to
enable people around the world to enjoy enriching life experiences through new
technologies,” said Shi Lirong, president of ZTE.


said that more than 60 per cent of its PCT filings in 2011 were related to
LTE/3G, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.


The company added that more than 90 per cent of the
company’s patents are invention-related, including numerous basic patents
covering international telecommunications technical standards and core patents
covering key telecommunications technologies


Till date, ZTE’s total international patent filings
(including pending applications) are over 10,000. The company has filed for
over 40,000 domestic and international patent filings (including pending
applications), and is an industry leader in the area.


ZTE invests 10 per cent of its annual revenue in R&D
and its R&D spending over the last three years has hit RMB 20 billion.


Recently, ZTE
joined the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance as a contributor. Other
recent WiGig Alliance joiners include the latest BOD member Huawei, and
Allegro, LGE and Silicon Image as the contributors.


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