If you’re looking for the state of Intellectual property development in a country, a good place to look is the patent office and the number of patent applications being filed. The newest reports from the drug/pharma industry holds very good news for India. Of course, we all know that the Indian pharma industry is very competitive, but I certainly did not know that India filed the second largest number of patent applications in the industry after the United States. This report does not mention whether these are applications filed in the U.S., India, world-wide etc, and neither does it mention anything about the number of patents actually granted. It doesn’t provide a source for these numbers either. So, take it with a pinch of salt, but here are the world’s top 10 IP creators in the pharmaceuticals industry, if this report can be believed.