ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Long-term Trends in Patent Applications in India, 1948-2010

As quantitative data regarding inventions is diffi cult to come by, an alternative presents itself in the form of patent data. While this is not a perfect indicator of inventions and hence the technological capability of a country, it comes close. This article examines long-term trends in patent applications in India from 1948 to 2010 and gives an insight into patenting activity in India.

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