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Huawei Bets Big on European 5G Patents Despite Trump’s Pressure

  • Chinese giant was top filer for patents in Europe last year
  • 5G, artificial intelligence are biggest growth areas
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5G Coming Soon? Don't Hold Your Breath

Even as the Trump administration pressures European countries to stop using Huawei Technologies Co. gear, the Chinese telecommunications giant is increasing its footprint there, filing more patent applications in Europe than any other company last year.

Huawei filed 3,524 patent applications, far more than the 2,858 applications filed by No. 2 Samsung Electronics Co., according to a report by the European Patent Office. Two thirds of Huawei’s applications were in the field of digital communications, which includes the next generation of wireless communications known as 5G.