Samsung India’s Research and Development unit tops in patents

The South Korean tech giant Samsung has been in talks due to many reasons. Let us initiate from the beginning where it all started in 2016. The tear 2016 was a nightmare for the company. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fire issue was the first curse to the company. It was later found that there was a fault in the designs that resulted to the fault in the stars of Samsung. Later that year, chief of the company Lee was arrested under the allegations of corruption. But now, the company has been talks for different reasons.

After the unfortunate incidents that 2016 gave Samsung, 2017 was waiting for the company with some surprises. The Mobile World Congress 2017 event held in Barcelona was the first sign of relief for the company since its Samsung Galaxy S7 won the “Best Mobile of the Year” award. After this, the most awaited smartphone of the year Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ was launched. And now, the company’s Research and Development Institute in India has the highest amount of patent submissions in the IT sector in the year the 2015-16. TCS and Wipro followed in the list respectively in second and third position.

As per the report of Office of the Controller General of designs, patents, geographical indications, as well as trademarks, which is published once in a year, the other peak companies in the race involves HCL Technologies and Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs).

HCL, IITs, Wipro, TCS, and Samsung Research and Development Institute of India, have submitted 49, 60, 149, 213, and 229 applications, respectively.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has topped the chart in the category of Scientific and Research and Development Organizations. Supplementary, when it comes to foreign companies, General Electric Company filed 446 applications, Huawei Technologies filed 648 applications, Samsung Electronics filed 905 applications, Koninklijke Philips filed 949, and US-based chip Qualcomm filed 1,884 patent applications.

According to the report, submissions of design, patents, as well as trademark requests recorded a dual-digit augmentation in terms of percentage in the financial year of 2015-16. Well, it seems that good old days are back for Samsung.

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