The post provides patent statistics with respect to foreign companies. It covers patent numbers during the last decade.
Applications filed by foreign applicants in-
- Convention Applications-The total number of applications filed claiming priority under the Paris Convention during the year 2013-14 was 3,704.This shows 11.47% decrease in the number of convention applications as compared to previous year’s 4,184.
- PCT National Phase Applications-The majority of foreign applications are filed through the PCT National Phase route.
The number of such applications filed during the year 2013-14 was 27,078, which shows a 4.8% decrease in comparison with the previous year (28,435).
|APPLICATIONS FILED BY RESIDENTS AND NON RESIDENTS VIA VARIOUS ROUTES (2003-14)|
|National Phase (under PCT)||7717||10671||15467||19768||23819||25706||23431||26544||28965||28435||27078|
Major contributors towards the PCT international applications during the year 2013-14 were Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Hetero Research Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, Development Company LP, Reliance Industries Limited, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Cadila Healthcare Limited, etc.
Top 10 foreign resident applicants 2013-14:
It is observed that Qualcomm Incorporated continued to top the list. It was followed by Koninklijke Philips N.V., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Robert Bosch GMBH etc
Trend of PCT National phase filing
There is a slight fall observed in foreign applications through national phase filing after 2011-12 .
Top Five Countries Filing Via National Phase
Observation based on the above-
- USA is the clear leader in the last 11 years of the filing history and is substantially ahead of number two every year.
- Japan has been on number two for the past four years and Germany at number three.
Read Dr. Kalyan’s note on The Case of Indian Intellectual Property
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