21% decrease in patent publications this week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 25th of September 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 1,317 patent applications have been published in the 39th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,317 applications published in the journal, 216 applications account for early publications while 1,101 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 607 applications have been granted last week as compared to 569 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 6.68%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 51 59 15.69% increase
Mumbai 58 33 43.10% decrease
Chennai 50 119 138% increase
Kolkata 12 5 58.33% decrease
Total 171 216 26.32% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 721 502 30.37% decrease
Mumbai 179 124 30.73% decrease
Chennai 439 441 0.46% increase
Kolkata 156 34 78.21% decrease
Total 1,495 1,101 26.35% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,666


Percentage difference: 20.95% decrease


A total of 1,405 FER’s were issued last week. Applicants and their agents can check if any of their patent applications have been examined by referring to the journal available here.

City No. of FER Issued
Delhi 661
Mumbai 270
Chennai 363
Kolkata 111
Total 1,405

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 203 222 9.36% increase
Mumbai 84 73 13.1% decrease
Chennai 183 214 16.94% increase
Kolkata 99 98 1.01% decrease
Total 569 607 6.68% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,317 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 201 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 28 applications from Delhi, 29 applications from Mumbai, 20 applications from Pune, 44 applications from Bangalore, 47 applications from Chennai and 23 applications from Hyderabad and 10 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 18th September 2020 to 25th September 2020
Delhi 1,029 28
Mumbai 1,214 29
Pune 752 20
Bangalore 1,007 44
Chennai 1,025 47
Hyderabad 578 23
Kolkata 165 10


Total early publications 5,264
Total ordinary publications 30,174
Total applications published 35,438
Total grants in Delhi 6,927
Total grants in Mumbai 2,882
Total grants in Chennai 6,606
Total grants in Kolkata 3,181
Total Grants 19,596
Total applications examined 53,429


The design office has registered a total of 208 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 6,433 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 207
  • Total designs registered this Week: 208

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 6,641

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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