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Huawei Has 56,492 Patents and It's Not Afraid to Use Them

  • Chinese company wants Verizon to pay patent royalties on 5G
  • Huawei was 16th biggest U.S. patent recipient last year
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Trump Ban Biting Huawei Sales

As Huawei Technologies Co. comes under unrelenting pressure from the Trump administration, the Chinese telecom giant has one advantage that the U.S. can’t undermine: a vast, global portfolio of patents on critical technology.

Huawei holds 56,492 active patents on telecommunications, networking and other high-tech inventions worldwide, according to Anaqua’s AcclaimIP. And it’s stepping up pursuit of royalties and licensing fees as its access to American markets and suppliers is being restricted.