The World Intellectual Property Organization revealed Wednesday that Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE was the top patent filer for the first time in 2016, with Huawei taking second place. US semiconductor and telecom equipment firm Qualcomm came in third place.
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China’s ZTE, Huawei top patent applications for 2016
ZTE overtook Huawei to take top spot, Qualcomm fell to number three