Indian Patent Statistics Report – 2023

BananaIP is pleased to release the 2023 Patent Statistics Report. This document offers a comprehensive overview of patent activities in India, including publications, examinations, grants, and refusals. It compares data from 2019 to 2023 and includes city-wise patent statistics and performance metrics of various patent offices.

Key Insights

The report reveals the following significant trends:

  • Patent Publications: There’s a notable increase in patent publications in 2023, showing a 56% rise since 2019.
  • Patent Grants: The number of patents granted has significantly increased, with a 220% jump in 2023 compared to 2019.
  • Application Refusals: The refusals remained similar until 2022 but increased by 94% in 2023.
  • First Examination Reports: A substantial decrease of 70% in the issuance of First Examination Reports (FERs) was observed in 2023 compared to 2019.
  • City Trends: In 2019 and 2020, Delhi led in patent filings. Post-2021, Bangalore overtook Delhi, recording 3,821 patent applications in 2023. Hyderabad and Pune also showed strong performance with over 1,500 applications each.

The full report is available for download/viewing here.


The data indicates a consistent growth in India’s patent activities, signaling an increase in innovation in the country. Bangalore’s emergence as an innovation hub is evident from the high number of filings. There is a reduction in examinations in 2023, but improvements in processes and recruitment by the IP Office are expected to bring positive changes in 2024.

Report Note

The data in this report is sourced from the IP Office’s website and systems. It is accurate only to the extent of availability, reach, and searchability of the data on the IP Office’s databases. This report focuses on calendar year data, differing from the financial year data published by the IP Office.

The primary contributor of this report is Ms. Sushma H. A.