Xiaomi, the 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer in the world owns more than 28000 patents out of which more than 60% are filed in China. After China, Xiaomi is focusing on getting its patent portfolio stronger in the US and Europe to capture the market and avoid lawsuits.
Below the patent filing timeline of Xiaomi, there is a rapid increase of patents in 2015, this is the time when Xiaomi acquired and filed a lot of patents to make their portfolio better to defend patent litigations. From 2017, they have seen a decline in filing patents but till then they have entered most of the overseas markets including Europe and the US.
Here is the full timeline of the Xiaomi patent growth globally:
We also published an in-depth study of Xiaomi patent portfolio on our blog: