India’s Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDT) released its annual report for the 2015-2016 fiscal year last week, and the results showed a 10% jump in applications, reversing two straight years of slight decline. The list of top applicants for the first time included a Chinese company, as Huawei at least tripled its filings in India – which continues to be a market of great risk and great opportunity for Chinese smartphone makers.

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