Apple’s record as the biggest target in the world for patent claims doesn’t look likely to change any time soon. The WSJ reports that three Chinese companies top the rankings for the most international patent filings: Huawei, Qualcomm and ZTE.
Last year, Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone maker and the leader in the telecommunications-equipment market, was the largest filer of international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, which makes it easier for companies to file patents in multiple countries […]
Patents are also playing a role in the harsher mobile landscape Apple and Samsung are navigating in China, where regulators increasingly insist that foreign companies play by Beijing’s rules.
We recently got a very stark view of what ‘Beijing’s rules’ means when it comes to patent battles …