53% increase in patent publications this week, 41% increase in grants

This week’s Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 25th of June 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 1,024 patent applications have been published in the 26th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,024 applications published in the journal, 203 applications account for early publications while 821 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 665 applications have been granted last week as compared to 469 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 41.79%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 51 9 82.35% decrease
Mumbai 30 42 40% increase
Chennai 68 151 122.06% increase
Kolkata 13 1 92.31% decrease
Total 162 203 25.31% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 83 117 40.96% increase
Mumbai 109 105 3.67% decrease
Chennai 296 542 83.11% increase
Kolkata 17 57 235.3% increase
Total 505 821 62.57% increase
TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 667
Percentage difference: 53.52% increase


A total of 1,093 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 460
Mumbai 227
Chennai 321
Kolkata 85
Total 1,093

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 158 268 69.62% increase
Mumbai 89 119 33.71% increase
Chennai 167 194 16.17% increase
Kolkata 55 84 52.73% increase
Total 469 665 41.79% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,024 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 208 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 17 applications from Delhi, 32 applications from Mumbai, 34 applications from Pune, 59 applications from Bangalore, 43 applications from Chennai, 20 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.
List of Cities 1st of January till date 18th June 2021 to 25th June 2021
Delhi 424 17
Mumbai 508 32
Pune 438 34
Bangalore 611 59
Chennai 750 43
Hyderabad 384 20
Kolkata 147 3


Total early publications 5,250
Total ordinary publications 17,626
Total applications published 22,876
Total grants in Delhi 5,693
Total grants in Mumbai 2,397
Total grants in Chennai 5,401
Total grants in Kolkata 2,345
Total Grants 15,836
Total applications examined 37,649


The design office has registered a total of 250 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 4,753 applications.
Total designs registered in the previous Week: 108
Total designs registered this Week: 250
Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 4,753

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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