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Dataset: Patent Landscape of Mobile Device Technologies in India

Posted by Rohini Lakshané at Apr 02, 2016 01:20 PM |
Patent landscape of mobile technology patents and patent applications held by 50 companies operating in India. Licensed CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Dataset: Patent Landscape of Mobile Device Technologies in India

This dataset contains a landscape of 23,569 patents and patent applications registered in India and relevant to the domain of mobile technology. These patents and patent applications are held by 50 Indian and non-Indian companies operating in the country. The patent landscape has been released under the Creative Commons-Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA 4.0) License as a part of the ongoing Pervasive Technologies research project.

For the detailed methdology used for drawing up this landscape, read: Methodology: Patent Landscaping in the Indian Mobile Device Marketplace

A paper titled "Patents and Mobile Devices in India: An Empirical Survey" published on SSRN in March 2016 presents an analyis of this patent landscape.

For queries regarding the dataset or its reuse, write to [email protected].

Using this dataset:

Assignee: The assignee is one of 50 companies specified in Annexure 4 of the methodology document. Where two assignees are mentioned, the patent was transferred from the second assignee to the first on account of sale of the patent, company merger, etc. For example, "Huawei|NEC" indicates that a patent that belonged to NEC was transferred to Huawei.

Patent Number: This column contains the patent number in the case of granted patents and the application number in case of patent applications. Patent numbers have been coded in the Thomson Reuters database as IN<6 digit number>B. For example, the patent number 247760 in the Indian Patent Office database is coded as IN247760B in this dataset. The application number is coded as well. However, there is a separate column (Column R) for the application number as given in the Indian Patent Office database.

Level 1: Patents and patent applications in the landscape have been categorised into: Body Design, Communication, Connectable Interfaces, Display, Energy Storage, Memory, Operational Blocks, Sensors, Software, and Sound, image and video.

Level 2: Almost all categories have further been divided into sub-categories, i.e., Level 2 categories.

Infrastructure/ UE: Refers to whether the patent pertains to infrastructure and the user equipment (IUE) or only the user equipment (UE).


Rohini Lakshané

Rohini Lakshané is a technologist by training, a public policy researcher and a Wikimedian. She has worked on several research and advocacy projects on the intersection of technology, policy, and civil liberties. Her body of work encompasses diverse territories such as the application of technology and policy to solve issues of gender inequity, violence and discrimination; access to knowledge; openness; patent reform; making tech spaces diverse and inclusive; and the cross-hairs of gender, sexuality and the Internet. In 2014 and 2015, Rohini served on the jury of The Best of Blogs, an international award honouring excellence in online activism, instituted by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. In a previous avatar, Rohini worked as a technology journalist and editor in the print and web domains, ferreting out stories on human interest and online civil liberties. Rohini tweets @aldebaran14.