Patent Application Filing Trends and Status in India:
Patent applications filing, examination and grant of patent applications has been increasing in Indian year on year.
According to figures given by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks and Geographical Indications, for the 2014-15 financial year, 42,763 patent applications have been filed during this year, while 22,631 applications were examined and out of which 5,978 patents were granted.
The office witnessed a marginal decrease in filing patent application as compared to the previous years. The trend of last five years in respect of patent application filed, examined, granted, refused and abandoned are given below:
Patent Applications Filings
Further, the Indian Patent Office disposed total number of 14,316 applications in the last financial year (2014-15), out of which 5,978 applications were granted by the patent office, 6,970 application were abandoned under Section 21 (1) of Indian Patents Act, and 1,368 application were refused after examination followed by hearing.
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