Huge increase in examination of patent applications this week

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. 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 1224 patent applications have been published in the 40th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1224 applications published in the journal, 13 applications account for early publications while 1211 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 850 applications have been granted last week as compared to 588 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 44.55%.
Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 51 6 88.23% decrease
Mumbai 37 5 86.48% decrease
Chennai 92 1 98.91% decrease
Kolkata 3 1 66.66% decrease
Total 183 13 92.89% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 526 574 9.12% increase
Mumbai 106 212 100% increase
Chennai 276 374 35.50% increase
Kolkata 48 51 6.25% increase
Total 956 1211 26.67% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1139
Percentage difference: 7.46% increase

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 2550 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 947
Mumbai 372
Chennai 819
Kolkata 412
Total 2550

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 248 336 35.48% increase
Mumbai 90 93 3.33% increase
Chennai 163 299 83.43% increase
Kolkata 87 122 40.22% increase
Total 588 850 44.55% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’
Of the total 1224 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 206 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 26 applications from Delhi, 87 applications from Mumbai, 68 applications from Bangalore, 18 applications from Chennai, 1 application from Hyderabad and 6 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 4th October 2019  27th September 2019 to 4th October 2019
Delhi 1010 26
Mumbai 683 87
Bangalore 944 68
Chennai 854 18
Hyderabad 380 1
Kolkata 233 6

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

Total early publications 3941
Total ordinary publications 32972
Total applications published 36913
Total grants in Delhi 6582
Total grants in Mumbai 2415
Total grants in Chennai 5470
Total grants in Kolkata 2762
Total Grants 17229
Total applications examined 59711

 Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 239 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 11808 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 127
  • Total designs registered this Week: 239

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 11808
Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath
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