ISRO Patents – Key Insights and Overview

You might know ISRO from its 2013’s Mars Mission. The space agency was on every major international newspaper for launching the mars mission at a shoestring budget of $74 million.

ISRO’s roots stretch back to 1962, however, when India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, enlisted physicist Vikram Sarabhai to set up the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR).

Since then, ISRO has made noteworthy progress in the field of space science and technology. From Launch vehicles and satellites to the inventions helping the common man, ISRO has contributed tremendously towards the nation’s development.

Below are the key statistics and insights into ISRO’s patent portfolio. If you want to understand ISRO’s patents in more detail, we have it for you here: What kind of patents are filed by the Indian Space Agency?

How many patents does ISRO have?

ISRO has filed a total of 392 patents globally. These patents belong to 310 unique patent families. Out of 392 patents, 326 patents are still active.

How many ISRO patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Patent Families

How Many Patents did ISRO File Every Year?

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

How Many Patents did ISRO File in Different Countries?

What Technologies are Covered by ISRO Patents?

Where are Research Centers of ISRO Located?

R&D FocusHow ISRO Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

10 Best ISRO Patents

WO2012172565A1 is the most popular patent in the ISRO portfolio. It has received 221 citations so far from companies like AT&T and Nippon.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of ISRO

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2012172565A1221
US6684724B219
WO2008004248A115
US20150067028A114
WO2001061190A110
US20100070638A19
IN200800187I45
US9211961B24
US8930062B24
WO2011024206A14

Updated on June 28, 2021

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