Chinese patents becoming higher quality amid Beijing's tech push

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has been filing a record number of patents in recent years.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has been filing a record number of patents in recent years.PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING - From technology that boosts data upload speeds needed for live streaming, to its own proprietary method to share files between devices, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has been filing a record number of patents in recent years.

For the fourth consecutive year, the tech firm took the top spot for filing the most international patents with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (Wipo) last year, with 5,464 applications.

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