tech2 News Staff Mar 29, 2018 15:41:21 IST
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi seems to be on the path of success in its journey to becoming a global company. And one indicator of that is more than 50 percent of its patents filed by Xiaomi are used in countries across the world.
According to a report on GSMArena, Lei Jun, the company CEO said Xiaomi has 6,324 patents under its name and 53 percent of it is trademarked outside of China. The CEO mentioned that the patents were filed in Europe, Japan, US, UK, Russia, India, Mexico, Australia and South Korea.
The report mentions about the recently unveiled Vivo APEX smartphone which features a futuristic looking retractable front camera. It goes on to say that a similar patent was approved by Xiaomi in 2015, but emerged only when the Vivo APEX was trending. The Vivo smartphone with retractable selfie camera was unveiled at MWC and is expected to go into production this year.
Xiaomi, according to Jun has improved on the number of patents over the last one year. The report states that at the launch of Mi 5X/MIUI 9, Jun had mentioned about 4,806 patents obtained by Xiaomi. The latest number shows that Xiaomi has filed around 1,518 more patents since.
Xiaomi signed an agreement with Nokia to acquire key patent assets from it in July 2017. It has also partnered with Microsoft and is going to bring AI-powered smart speakers and smartphones in the market.
These efforts are being taken to change the image of the company of not having a strong patent portfolio.
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