Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 4

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The post below gives  details about the statistics of patents filed by Indian states  in the past decade

The patent system plays a major role in preventing stagnation of industrial growth by stimulating creation of intellectual property. It propels competitive spirit amongst the inventors and industrialists to forge ahead and make improvements to their products, machines and processes. This results in the advancement of technology and further enhancement in the sphere of knowledge. Indian Patent Office is geographically divided and located at Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi. Patent Office, Kolkata is the Head office.

The number of applications for patents filed in 2013-14 was 42,951 while in 2012-13 the  figure was 43,674, which shows a marginal decrease of 1.65%. Out of the total number of 42,951 applications, the number of applications filed by Indian applicants was 10,941, which is about 10.4% more than the previous year, wherein the corresponding number was 9911. Out of the total number of applications filed by Indian applicants, Maharashtra continued to occupy the first position in respect of filing in this year, as in the previous 11 years, followed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh.

Top 5 States in patent filing

2003-04
Maharashtra 921
Delhi 795
Tamil Nadu 330
A.P. 222
Gujarat 189
2004-05
Maharashtra 1093
Delhi 935
Tamil Nadu 397
A.P. 254
Karnataka 216
2005-06
Maharashtra 1233
Delhi 1018
Tamil Nadu 433
Karnataka 428
A.P. 408
2006-07
Maharashtra 1607
Delhi 1310
Karnataka 596
A.P. 385
Gujarat 337
2007-08
Maharashtra 1936
Karnataka 814
Delhi 812
A.P. 414
West Bengal 303
2008-09
Maharashtra 1990
Karnataka 872
Delhi 702
A.P. 411
West Bengal 358
2009-10
Maharashtra 2286
Delhi 868
Tamil Nadu 813
Karnataka 755
A.P. 553
2010-11
Maharashtra 2441
Tamil Nadu 1040
Karnataka 887
Delhi 863
A.P. 697
2011-12
Maharashtra 2643
Tamil Nadu 1149
Delhi 1040
Karnataka 869
A.P. 610
2012-13
Maharashtra 2540
Tamil Nadu 1212
Karnataka 1167
Delhi 890
A.P. 844
2013-14
Maharashtra 2892
Karnataka 1639
Tamil Nadu 1436
Delhi 1009
A.P. 879

Read Dr. Kalyan’s note on The Case of Indian Intellectual Property

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