Alan Fan talks about IP

Intellectual property is valuable and needs to be protected. But for society to advance, it also needs to be made widely available.   How can protection and availability be balanced?  In this 2-video series, Huawei’s head of Intellectual Property Rights explains how to create a win-win environment that properly rewards innovators while ensuring that benefits are shared.

Part 1: sharing innovation

Alan describes how Huawei invests heavily in R&D every year to develop leading technologies like 5G. It then shares its discoveries either via licensing, standardization, or open sourcing.

Part 2: Protecting the IP system

As an R&D leader, Huawei is committed to maintaining and strengthening patent protection. Here, Alan explains how Huawei and the whole ICT industry benefit from the current system.