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February 23, 2020

Chandigarh University sets National Record in Research & Innovation in India.


Photo: Flags of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on display at the WIPO Headquarters in Geneva. Copyright © WIPO. Photographer: Emmanuel Berrod. Image provided by WIPO. [File Photo]

CHANDIGARH, India, February 22, 2020— The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland, informs that Asia accounted for more than two-thirds of all patent, trademark, and industrial design applications in 2018. China boosted the overall growth in demand for intellectual property (IP) rights. The United States of America (US) maintained its supremacy in patent applications filed in export markets.

“Asia continues to outpace other regions in filing activity for patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and other intellectual property rights. And these intellectual property rights are at the center of the global economy,” said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry. “China alone accounted for almost half of all the world’s patent filings, with India also registering impressive increases. Asia has become a global hub for innovation.”

China’s IP office received the highest number of patent applications in 2018. A record of 1.54 million applications amounts to 46.4% of the global total. IP offices of the US (597,141), Japan (313,567), the Republic of Korea (209,992), and the European Patent Office (174,397) followed China’s IP office. Together, these five offices accounted for 85.3% of the world’s total.

Germany (67,898), India (50,055), the Russian Federation (37,957), Canada (36,161) and Australia (29,957) also featured among the top 10 offices. All of these offices saw growth in filings, ranging from 7.5% in India to 0.3% in Germany.

Chandigarh University

• In India, Chandigarh University has emerged as one of the country’s best educational institutions that have filed the maximum number of patent applications in 2018-19. “We are contributing towards making India self-reliant in developing new technologies and getting a top position in Global Innovation Index,” the University said.

The latest data released by the government of India’s Office of Controller General of Patent Design and Trademarks for the year 2018-19 tells that Chandigarh University had the highest number, 336 patents, filed by its students and faculty. IITs, 23 of them, had jointly filed 557 patents, followed by 336 patents by Chandigarh University alone. India’s leading IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), followed Chandigarh University with 239 patent applications. The fourth position in this list is held by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) with 202 patents. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a Public Sector Company, got the fifth rank by filing 135 patents.


Photo: Detailed Chart Showing the Number of Patents filed by Chandigarh University. Image provided by Chandigarh University.

While giving details about the patents filed by Chandigarh University students and faculty, its Vice-Chancellor said, “Department of Mechanical Engineering leads the university departments with 176 patents filed. The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering follows it with 59 patents and the Department of Computer Science with 44 patents.” “The students and faculty of Bio-Technology and Pharmacy have filed more than 25 patents in the field of Health Sciences and Medicine, which is yet another way of contributing towards society”, the Vice-Chancellor remarked.

“Higher Education Institutions or Universities have a major role to play in the field of research which contributes towards the economic prosperity of any nation,” said Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor of Chandigarh University. “We at Chandigarh University, through our intensive R&D initiatives, are trying to convert the ‘Make in India’ dream turn into a reality so that our country no longer has to be dependent on developed nations for the transfer of technology. The robust work of our Core Research Groups increased the number of patents filed by Chandigarh University from 336 to 500 in 2019.” he added.

According to Chandigarh University, its campus hosts more than 30 ultra-modern R&D Labs and Innovation Centers established by leading companies like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, SAP Labs, IBM, Honda, Hyundai, Volvo-Eicher, Virtusa, IHG Academy, The Taj Academy, and Piramal Foundation. Here students are given hands-on practical exposure to the new age technologies under the guidance of Industry Experts. The University has earmarked an annual budget for Research & Innovation.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC) has awarded Chandigarh University with the prestigious ‘A+’ Grade. The institution offers more than 109 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the field of engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, commerce, and other disciplines.


— The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that works to protect intellectual property throughout the world.

—The Editor is an Alumnus of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, Geneva, Switzerland. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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