22,000+ patents granted so far this year, will the IPO reach the 25,000 figure?

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 13th of December 2019. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 1633 patent applications have been published in the 50th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1633 applications published in the journal, 211 applications account for early publications while 1422 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 388 applications have been granted last week as compared to 666 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 41.74%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 78 29 62.82% decrease
Mumbai 39 18 53.84% decrease
Chennai 112 152 35.71% increase
Kolkata 7 12 71.42% increase
Total 236 211 10.59% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 614 631 2.76% increase
Mumbai 192 275 43.22% increase
Chennai 266 450 69.17% increase
Kolkata 171 66 61.40% decrease
Total 1244 1422 14.30% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1480


Percentage difference: 10.33% increase

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 1317 FER’s have been 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 546
Mumbai 247
Chennai 354
Kolkata 170
Total 1317

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 266 153 42.48% decrease
Mumbai 98 62 36.73% decrease
Chennai 209 124 40.66% decrease
Kolkata 93 49 47.31% decrease
Total 666 388 41.74% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1633 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 359 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 36 applications from Delhi, 65 applications from Mumbai, 39 applications from Bangalore, 171 applications from Chennai, 43 applications from Hyderabad and 5 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 13th December 2019 6th December 2019 to 13th December 2019
Delhi 1176 36
Mumbai 879 65
Bangalore 1059 39
Chennai 951 171
Hyderabad 464 43
Kolkata 255 5

Patent statistics summary (1st January 2019 –till date)

Total early publications 5508
Total ordinary publications 42456
Total applications published 47964
Total grants in Delhi 8445
Total grants in Mumbai 3073
Total grants in Chennai 7101
Total grants in Kolkata 3558
Total Grants 22177
Total applications examined 77206

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 148 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 14118 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 392
  • Total designs registered this Week: 148

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 14118

 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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