Trends in Indian Patent Grants (Jan’13- Dec’13)

This report identifies the Top-15 Indian Patent Grants for the year 2013. The number one patent holder of the year is none other than Samsung India Software Operation Private Limited (SISO).  In contrast CSIR comes second with 87 patents, Qualcomm Incorporated which landed in third position by gaining 84 patents.

According to a recent report in The Financial Express, India ranks 7th & China tops list of most patent applications globally.

According to the IPO journal research, 4742 patents were granted in the year 2012 & 3594 patents are granted in this year. There is a decrease around 14% in the number of patent grants from IPO.

Below table represents top 15 patent grants in 2013:

Sl no Name of the company No of patents
1 SAMSUNG INDIA SOFTWARE OPERATIONS PRIVATE LIMITED 120
2 COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH 87
3 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED 84
4 HINDUSTAN LEVER LIMITED 72
5 GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS INC 50
6 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 39
7 TELEFONAKTIE BOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) 37
8 SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLS CHAFT 36
9 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS  N.V. 31
10 THOMSON LICENSING S.A 30
11 BHARAT HEAVY ELECTRICAL LIMITED 28
12 HONDA MOTOR CO LTD 28
13 LG CHEM LTD., 27
14 PANASONIC CORPORATION 24
15 RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED 23

top 15 companies

Trends in PCT filings (Jan’13- Oct’13)

 According to WIPO report, there were 115362 PCT applications filed from January 2013 to October 2013.Among these applications, India Filed 745 PCT applications, in which Brain league filed 16 applications.

The table below shows the top 12 countries in PCT filings.

Sl no Trends in PCT Filings: Top 12 Countries of Origin No. of applications filed
1 USA 31924
2 Japan 26025
3 China 10600
4 Germany 10332
5 Republic of Korea 6881
6 France 4427
7 United kingdom 2878
8 Switzerland 2444
9 Netherlands 2410
10 Sweden 2233
11 Canada 1720
12 Italy 1674

 PCT filingby Akshatha Karthik

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