Whos got the (fourth) most smartphone patents in the world?

ZTE is the fourth-ranking company in the world, in terms of smartphone patents, according to a report by the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China. Globally, ZTE holds 972 total patent applications – and is number one in China, with 1,019 applications.

“Patent applications are important to ZTE,” says ZTE executive vice president He Shiyou. “Our global and domestic rankings in smartphone patent filings show the company’s commitment to R&D and innovation.”