• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 28, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Indian Universities and their Involvement in Patenting Activity


Objective: The purpose of the study is to step forward in understanding the nexus between a university and patenting activity in Indian country context, thus paper process in identifying the patents granted to Indian universities by unearthing the top patentees and area on which the patent had been granted. Method: Patent grant data was captured from INPASS: Indian patent Advanced search system that launched in 2015 by the office of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademark. The retrieved data entail period from 1958–2017, totally 59 years for 892 Indian universities comprising 48 central universities, 394 state universities, 325 private university and 125 deemed to be university. Results: Exploration revealed status of Indian Universities patent grants, our results show patenting activity is at a nascent stage since only 393 patents had been granted to 65 universities and a majority of patents are granted to the chemical technologies. Applications: Given the Government of India’s resolution in strengthening Patent regime, the study shall aid policy makers to tailor better guidelines to stimulate Intellectual Properties in Higher Educational Institutions and the data lead expose competent universities which act as role model to build-up patent ecosystem in universities, in extension the study provide evidence for industry to capitalise university innovation potentials.

Keywords: Higher Education Institution, Indian Universities, Patents, University Patents


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