Haier tops smart home invention patent rankings
Haier Smart Home, a leading home appliance maker, topped incoPat's 2020 Global Smart Home Invention Patent Ranking 2020 for the fourth time with 2,034 patent applications.
The company has applied for more than 60,000 patents worldwide, including more than 38,000 inventions. It also holds 12,000 registered invention patents in more than 28 countries.
In 2020, for the 12th consecutive year, Haier was ranked first in the global retail sales volume of large household appliances, according to the sales data released by Euromonitor International.
Haier Smart Home has created a "10+N" innovation ecosystem connecting 10 research and development centers around the world and its open innovation platform “Hope”. The ecosystem enables instant interaction between users and resources, allowing the company to generate scenario-based smart home solution sets for consumers.
Written from a company news release.