Bengaluru-based infotech firms among top filers for patents

All over India, while 4,227 patents were granted in 2012-13, barely 43 per cent of the 42,674 applications were examined or disposed of by the five patent offices.

The Bengaluru-based Samsung R&D Institute (84); Infosys (83); Wipro Ltd (59); Samsung India Software Operations Pvt. Ltd. (66) are top filers from among infotech companies.

Indian Space Research Organisation (12), Indian Institute of Science (32) and Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru, (24) figure in the top 10 scientific bodies and institutions.

The city’s lush landscape of research entities continues to be a main draw for new R&D players and expansions of older companies.

A recent report by IBEF lists Chinese company Huawei’s plan to invest $170 million in an R&D campus in the city.

It also mentions similar plans from China’s smart phone manufacturer Xiaomi and Twitter to have an R&D presence in the city.

National IP Policy

Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner of IP consultant BananaIP, told The Hindu that a National IP Policy was in the pipeline as well as a State IP policy. The policy would confirm the two governments’ stands on incentives and tax benefits and influence the next moves of industry and institutions, even as general awareness about patenting was increasing.

As for geographic indications or GIs, Karnataka, with 32 registrations, holds the largest number of GIs followed by Tamil Nadu with 24.

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