Xiaomi released its first one today intellectual property white paperand, in which he illustrates the results obtained in the field of patents and his capacity for technological innovation, the result of over 29,000 licenses.
The brand is currently present in 12 technological fields research and development, including 5G mobile communication, big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence, with 98 sub-segments.
For all these sectors, Xiaomi claims the results obtained in the field of intellectual property: just think that at the end of September 2021 the group was in 13th place as regards the families of self-declared 5G patents. As of the end of September 2022, however, it has registered more than 29,000 patents covering more than 60 countries and regions.
Below is the full press release relating to the white paper published by Xiaomi.
Wangxiang, Partner and President of Xiaomi, presented the company’s position on intellectual property for the first time, declaring how Xiaomi is committed to providing users with the best technological innovations, respecting intellectual property rights and offering diversified solutions to resolve disputes on the subject. The company is seeking to achieve long-term and sustainable global intellectual property partnerships and ultimately to promote technology inclusion for the benefit of a wider community, including to address the needs of its consumers.
The white paper analyzes the heterogeneous and complex intellectual property arena in which Chinese companies with global ambitions operate. In this context, by actively responding to lawsuits, constantly cooperating and striving to pursue a win-win multilateral strategy, Xiaomi has succeeded in expanding its global presence and broadening the application of its intellectual properties, in order to lead the commercial development and technology of its product portfolio.
Xiaomi’s IP fuels business innovation
After 12 years of developing the core strategy “Smartphone × AIoT”, Xiaomi has expanded its presence in more than 100 markets worldwide, with businesses ranging from smartphones, smart TVs, large smart appliances, wearables and internet services. The achievements of the company’s R&D can be seen in areas such as smartphone operating systems, imaging, charging, smart TV operating system, AI and much more.
As for the MIUI operating system, 7,700 patents worldwide support its innovation, while 700 patents are active in smartphone charging technology. On the other hand, 1,000 global patents for smartphone imaging technology, while, as regards 5G technology, at the end of September 2022, Xiaomi led and participated in the creation of over 260 national, industrial and group standards thanks to its industry-recognized technical capabilities, eventually ranking 13th in self-declared 5G patents.
Xiaomi’s intellectual property system has led to the development of a wide range of usage scenarios in its intelligent life ecosystem, holding more than 1,200 AI-related patents globally. Xiaomi’s AI call noise reduction technology has been applied in more than 60 products, driving the growth of the company’s business.
Xiaomi also pursues a mission of “Technology for Good” and has gradually introduced inclusive and accessibility features into its MIUI operating system, including haptics technology, ambient sound recognition and text-to-speech technology, designed respectively for users with visual, hearing and speech impairments, allowing to a greater number of disabled users to enjoy the convenience of technology.
Intellectual property supporting Xiaomi’s global ambitions
In 2013, Xiaomi’s intellectual property system, which was in its infancy in mainland China, focused on protecting its self-developed technology and patenting MIUI hardware and operating system. Since then, the company has entered overseas markets such as Europe, and with the rapid development of the smartphone business, it has attracted the attention of patent holders around the world.
In addition, between 2014 and 2019, while accelerating its development in overseas markets, Xiaomi took the Indian and Southeast Asian markets as its starting point and gradually pushed towards the European and Latin American markets. . Xiaomi’s intellectual property rights grew rapidly during the period, with more than 2,000 global patent applications. Since 2015, the annual average of global patent applications has hovered at around 6,000.
Through various means, such as acquisition, cross-licensing, and patent transfer, Xiaomi has accumulated major patent achievements. In 2016, Xiaomi and Microsoft expanded their global partnership. Since 2020 Xiaomi has made extraordinary progress in the globalization of intellectual property and has accumulated substantial achievements in the field of intellectual property, reaching the 29,000 patents worldwide as of September 2022.