Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) has led to a rapid digital revolution, which is the ability of machines with intelligence to respond and solve problems like humans. AI has had a wide impact on the technological, economic and social aspects of the world. Artificial Intelligence touches every sphere across the globe, such that these expert systems are the most integral part of the new technology. Thus, it is essential to protect the human like intelligence as it is treated as an intellectual property.
This paper looks into the analysis of patents in AI related inventions filed in India between 2005 and 2018, with emphasis to the signal processing technology field in India. The paper helps gauge the technological advancements that India has achieved in the last 13 years, considered more prominent as per the latest WIPO analysis of trends.
Furthermore, the paper makes a clear categorization of all granted patents, pending patent applications and abandoned patent applications in comparison with the corresponding applications filed in the US and Europe, where high filing rates are witnessed.
Moreover, the paper facilitates the study of the problems confronted by AI technology in legal as well as technological aspects, to file in India, that can help to enhance the filing and ultimately help to boost the technology in India.


Authors: Ms. Vijitha Rajan is a research fellow at IUCIPRS, CUSAT, and is a ‘Woman Scientist’ in the KIRAN IPR programme under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She holds an M.Tech in signal processing engineering. She may be contacted at rajanvijitha@gmail.com.

Ms. Sreelakshmi M.S received her Master’s degree in electronics from CUSAT in 2016, followed by an LL.M in IPR from IUCIPRS, CUSAT. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D at IUCIPRS, with her current research focussing on problems in patentability of artificial intelligence related inventions. She may be contacted at sreelakshmims11@gmail.com.

Dr. I.G Rathish is an Assistant Professor of the Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT. He is entrusted with the task of facilitating filing of patents amongst teaching and the research fraternity, and sensitisation of IPR across forums. He is also a registered patent agent and the co-ordinator of the IPR Facilitation Cell at IUCIPRS. He may be contacted at rathishig@gmail.com.

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