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Chandigarh University Bags First Rank in India for Filing Highest Number of Patents : Intellectual Property India Report

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Chandigarh-University-bags-first-rank-in-India-as-stand-alone-institutionAccording to Intellectual Property India’s Annual Report for 2018-19, Chandigarh University (Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab) has emerged as the Leading Stand-Alone University in India for filing 336 Patents, which is the highest number of patents in a year.

The reports were released by the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) (commonly known as Indian Patent Office), Government of India.


i.In the overall patents filing category, 27 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) Collectively filed 557 Patents and grabbed the Top Position followed by Chandigarh University (336 Patents), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) with 239 patents. 

ii.Maharashtra (4, 197), Tamil Nadu (2, 382) & Karnataka (2, 138) topped the list of states with Highest Number of Patent Applications. 

iii.Punjab with 660 Applications entered the Top 10 States of India in the field of Research & Innovation for the first time

iv.The report also included a list of Top 10 lists in the field of Information Technology, Scientific Research & Development Organizations.

v.As per the report, India has registered a growth of 5.86 percent in the number of patent applications in the year 2018-2019.

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According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) India ranks 7th Globally in the list of Global Patent Filing Index.


Top 3 Indian Applicants for patents from Academic Institutes and Universities:

Name of Institute Rank
Indian Institute of Technology (Collective) – 557 Patents 1
Chandigarh University, Punjab – 336 Patents 2 (Top Stand-Alone University)
Shoolini University, Himachal Pradesh – 185 Patents 3

Top 3 Indian applicants for patents in the field of Information Technology

Name of Applicants Rank
Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) 1
Wipro Limited
Chandigarh University 3

Top 3 Indian Applicants for patents from Scientific Research & Development Organizations

Name of Scientific and Research & Development Organizations Rank
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 1
Sal Institute of Technology & Engineering Research
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) 3

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About Indian Patent Office:

The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and TradeMarks (CGPDTM) known as the Indian Patent Office, is an agency under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.

Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks – Shri. O P Gupta