The Amazing Race: US and India Patent Statistics

Half the year is gone, and we, as usual, were curious to find out who are all in the race to top the patent charts this year. We found an article that gives a comprehensive view of the US patent statistics and list of top contenders (in terms of number of granted patents and published patents). So, we performed a search to identify details of patent activity of the top 10 in the lists provided by Sqoop. The search methodology adopted was to find out number of published applications, and number of granted patents in India, between 1st January and 31st May, 2015, for selected companies, and the search results are given below:


Companies Indian Patents US Patents
International Business Machines Corporation 128 3,059
Samsung 43 3,052
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha 3 1,782
LG 37 1,484
Google Inc 0 1,083
Sony Corporation 5 1,074
Microsoft 10 1,037
Qualcomm Incorporated 115 1,034
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba 27 1,022
Panasonic 12 896

As evident from the table above, in India, the top 3 spots are secured by IBM, Qualcomm, and Samsung, respectively; whereas in the US, the top 3 spots are secured by Samsung, Qualcomm, and Sony, respectively.


Companies Indian Patents US Patents
Samsung 146 2,487
International Business Machines Corporation 1000 1,764
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba 19 989
LG 56 856
General Electric Company 84 664
Qualcomm Incorporated 564 617
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. 56 561
Sony Corporation 153 528
Hyundai Motor Company 57 514
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha 11 462

When it comes to the number of published applications, top 3 spots are secured in India by IBM, Qualcomm, and Sony, respectively. In the US, top 3 spots are secured by Samsung, IBM, and Toshiba, respectively.

Well, the race is in full swing. The numbers definitely show a promising trend, and it’s good news for the patent and tech community. We will bring you all the updates in this regard, as it all happens!

The post is the contribution of Naveen KM.