Bengaluru-based IT firms lead patent hunt

Karnataka has surged ahead in the number of patents filed in 2013-14 with Bengaluru-based Samsung R&D Institute (84); Infosys (83); Wipro Ltd (59); Samsung India Software Operations Pvt. Ltd. (66) 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.

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.

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