13% decrease in patent publication this week, 28% decrease in patent grants

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 21st of August 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 1,341 patent applications have been published in the 34th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,341 applications published in the journal, 190 applications account for early publications while 1,151 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 367 applications have been granted last week as compared to 512 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 28.32%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 40 24 40% decrease
Mumbai 3 28 833.33% increase
Chennai 25 138 451.99% increase
Kolkata 27 0
Total 95 190 100% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 1,153 830 28.01% decrease
Mumbai 114 77 32.46% decrease
Chennai 164 162 1.22% decrease
Kolkata 23 82 256.52% increase
Total 1,454 1,151 20.84% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,549


Percentage difference: 13.43% decrease


A total of 1,185 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 507
Mumbai 224
Chennai 346
Kolkata 108
Total 1,185

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 182 140 23.08% decrease
Mumbai 57 63 10.53% increase
Chennai 183 120 34.43% decrease
Kolkata 90 44 51.11% decrease
Total 512 367 28.32% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,341 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 228 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 86 applications from Delhi, 23 applications from Mumbai, 25 applications from Pune, 34 applications from Bangalore, 34 applications from Chennai and 24 applications from Hyderabad and 2 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 14th August 2020 to 21st August 2020
Delhi 834 86
Mumbai 1,056 23
Pune 617 25
Bangalore 841 34
Chennai 824 34
Hyderabad 480 24
Kolkata 128 2


Total early publications 4,172
Total ordinary publications 22,751
Total applications published 26,923
Total grants in Delhi 5,804
Total grants in Mumbai 2,428
Total grants in Chennai 5,484
Total grants in Kolkata 2,695
Total Grants 16,411
Total applications examined 46,285


The design office has registered a total of 151 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 5,457 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 255
  • Total designs registered this Week: 151

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 5,457

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