Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Top 10 Successful Inventors: India Nowhere...

Dear Friends,

This is the list of Top 10 Inventors in terms of Number of Patent Applications filed by them:

1. Kia Silverbrook from Balmain, AU
Number of Patent applications: 1629

2. Lowell L. Wood, Jr. from Bellevue, WA, US
Number of Patent applications: 965

3. Roderick A. Hyde from Redmond, WA, US
Number of Patent applications: 857

4. Edward K.y. Jung from Bellevue, WA, US
Number of Patent applications: 612

5. Eric C. Leuthardt from St. Louis, MO, US
Number of Patent applications: 611

6. Clarence T. Tegreene from Bellevue, WA, US
Number of Patent applications: 578

7. Muriel Y. Ishikawa from Livermore, CA, US
Number of Patent applications: 549

8. Royce A. Levien from Lexington, MA, US
Number of Patent applications: 511

9. Robert W. Lord from Seattle, WA, US
Number of Patent applications: 507

10. Paul Lapstun from Balmain, AU
Number of Patent applications: 479

Now, from the given list of top 10 successful inventors all over the world it is evident that none of the inventors from India holds a position in the list, not even in the list of top 100 inventors, check out the link for the list of Top 100 inventors:
http://www.faqs.org/patents/invl/00000

It is a matter of great concern; despite huge investments on infrasturcture and R&D facilities in India, what are the reasons being India lagging in the race. Is it beacuse of our strict Patent regime or unawareness about the IP issues? Kindly share your views, what can be the possible reasons for this failure according to you?

1 comment:

Pankaj Kumar said...

I understand, it is not beacuse of our strict Patent Act and Rules nor because of unawareness about the IP issues but something else. Mindset, will-power,interest, profit sharing in commercialisation of a patent, policy matters etc many things which matter infact. Our leading Gov. R&D organisation have huge budgets but not the substantial earning by commercialisation of patent. Upon asking, the response may be such as they are public welfare organisation and not the profit making organisation.
Interestingly, they hardly take sufficient interest to follow-up the patent after filing. They sometimes even happy to see their publication(s) and patent application number(s).
It seems that work need to be done urgently on the matter of said issues.