Huawei Tops List of China’s Leading Companies for Patent Applications in 2020, Ranks ahead of Alibaba, Tencent


Telecommunications giant Huawei has topped a new list of China’s leading companies when it comes to patent applications.

The “2020 China Enterprise Patent Strength Top 500 List” (2020中国企业专利实力500强榜单) was officially released over the weekend at the 2021 Brand Power Advanced Forum (2021品牌强国先行论坛) held in Guangzhou.

The top five companies on the list for 2020 were:

  1. Huawei.
  2. ZTE.
  4. Tencent.
  5. Alibaba.

Guangdong Province was the Chinese region host to the largest number of companies on the full list at 109 in total, followed by Beijing, Jiangsu, Shanghai and Zhejiang.