UK says no to Microsoft Activision deal; Nasscom highlights India's dismal show in patent filings

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India accounts for an insignificant share of patents worldwide, an analysis by Nasscom shows. In a report titled Unpacking Indians IP landscape, Nasscom pointed out that China accounted for 46.6 percent of all patents filed in 2021, as applications returned to pre-Covid levels. The US, Japan and South Korea are other major patent filers. India had a dismal 1.8 percent. Also in this brief, UK's competition authorities have blocked Microsoft's $68.9 billion deal to buy Activision Blizzard; and Infosys and Walmart team up on a software solution for retailers