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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 3

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 3

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The post provides patent statistics with respect to foreign companies. It covers patent numbers during the last decade.

Applications filed by foreign applicants in-

  1. 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.
  2. 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)
Years2003-042004-052005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-112011-122012-132013-14
Residents321836304521531460406161704483218921991110941
Non- ResidentsOrdinary167831651008693834681826816103111441228
Convention350939694453426429863728428041843704
National Phase (under PCT)771710671154671976823819257062343126544289652843527078
Grand Total12613-17466-24505-29744-35146-36812-34287-39409-43197-43674-42951-

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

The featured image is of a chart displaying the Trend of the 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

2003-2004
USA  2939
Germany867
France441
UK425
Japan410
2004-2005
USA4053
Germany1292
France671
Japan626
Netherlands520
2005-2006
USA5874
Germany1351
Japan1060
France822
Netherlands817
2006-2007
USA6955
Germany1933
Japan1409
Switzerland1077
Netherlands1073
2007-2008
USA8606
Germany2441
Japan1806
Switzerland1327
Netherlands1293
2008-2009
USA9013
Germany2774
Japan2259
Switzerland1422
Netherlands1524
2009-2010
USA8087
Germany2582
Japan2386
Switzerland1287
Netherlands1281
2010-2011
USA9084
Japan3112
Germany2991
France1426
Switzerland1335
2011-2012
USA9137
Japan3980
Germany3405
Netherlands1642
France1418
2012-2013
USA8754
Japan4939
Germany3364
France1390
Switzerland1380
2013-2014
USA8534
Japan4517
Germany3065
Switzerland1411
Netherlands1347

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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