Indian Patent Office slows down 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 1146 patent applications have been published in the 41st issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1146 applications published in the journal, 102 applications account for early publications while 1044 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 286 applications have been granted last week as compared to 850 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 66.35%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 6 2 66.66% decrease
Mumbai 5 87 1639% increase
Chennai 1 12 1100% increase
Kolkata 1 1 __
Total 13 102 689.61% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 574 428 25.43% decrease
Mumbai 212 214 0.94% increase
Chennai 374 210 43.85% decrease
Kolkata 51 192 276.47% decrease
Total 1211 1044 13.79% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1224


Percentage difference: 6.37% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics 

A total of 1164 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 462
Mumbai 159
Chennai 351
Kolkata 192
Total 1164

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 336 132 60.71% decrease
Mumbai 93 38 59.13% decrease
Chennai 299 88 70.56% decrease
Kolkata 122 28 77.04% decrease
Total 850 286 66.35% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1146 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 84 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 8 applications from Delhi, 45 applications from Mumbai, 5 applications from Bangalore, 11 applications from Chennai, 12 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 11th October 2019 4th October 2019 to 11th October 2019
Delhi 1010 8
Mumbai 683 45
Bangalore 944 5
Chennai 854 11
Hyderabad 380 12
Kolkata 233 3

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

Total early publications 4043
Total ordinary publications 34016
Total applications published 38059
Total grants in Delhi 6714
Total grants in Mumbai 2453
Total grants in Chennai 5558
Total grants in Kolkata 2790
Total Grants 17515
Total applications examined 60875

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 276 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 12084 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 239
  • Total designs registered this Week: 276

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 12084 


Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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