Huawei Over The Years: Long Road To U.S., Success No Guarantee

2008: No. 1 In Patents

Huawei's R&D investment paid off in the early 21st century, with the company in 2008 cited by the World Intellectual Property Organization as having the most patent applications of any company in any industry. About 3,100 of those patent applications originated in the U.S., according to the company.

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