화웨이의 PCT 특허 출원 동향분석

Analysis of Huawei's PCT Patent Applications

  • Kim, Marco JinHwan (Technology Management Economics and Policy Program, Seoul National University) ;
  • Han, Yoo-Jin (School of Global Service, Sookmyung Women's University)
  • 투고 : 2015.09.14
  • 심사 : 2015.10.19
  • 발행 : 2015.11.30


본 연구는 화웨이의 PCT 특허 출원 동향을 분석하는 것을 목적으로 하였다. 화웨이의 PCT 특허를 2000년대 초반, 2000년대 후반, 2010년대 초반으로 나누어 분석한 결과, 다음과 같은 세 가지 특징이 관찰되었다. 첫째, 2000년 초반에서 후반으로 들어서면서 PCT 특허 출원건수가 급격하게 증가했으며, 이 증가 추세는 2010년대 초반에도 이어졌다. 둘째, 집중했던 기술 분야는 2000년대 초/후반에는 'H04L: 디지털 정보전송(transmission of digital information)'이었지만, 2010년대 초반에는 'H04W:무선 통신 네트워크(wireless communication networks)' 로 변화하였다. 마지막으로, 특허맵 분석 결과 2000년대 초/후반에는 '사용자', '네트워크'와 관련된 일반적인 통신 기술이 주를 이루었다면, 2010년에는 '사용자 단말기', '기지국', 'MME'와 같은 이동전화 관련기술이 보다 활발히 개발되었음을 알 수 있었다. 특히 최근에는 화웨이가 4G의 주류 기술인 LTE 관련 특허 출원에 있어 애플, 삼성보다 더 적극적임을 고려할 때, 향후 글로벌 시장에서 더 큰 기술적 영향력을 지닐 것임을 시사한다.


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