1927 patent examination reports issued this week, decrease in patent publications and grant

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 24th of July 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 553 patent applications have been published in the 30th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 553 applications published in the journal, 45 applications account for early publications while 508 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 463 applications have been granted last week as compared to 908 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 49.01%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 8 1 87.5% decrease
Mumbai 72 25 65.28% decrease
Chennai 68 17 75% decrease
Kolkata 25 2 92% decrease
Total 173 45 73.99% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 64 58 9.38% decrease
Mumbai 103 70 32.04% decrease
Chennai 229 231 0.87% increase
Kolkata 22 149 577.27% increase
Total 418 508 21.53% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 591


Percentage difference: 6.43% decrease


A total of 1,927 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 715
Mumbai 331
Chennai 685
Kolkata 196
Total 1,927

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 363 153 57.85% decrease
Mumbai 110 55 50% decrease
Chennai 310 163 47.42% decrease
Kolkata 125 92 26.4% decrease
Total 908 463 49.01% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 553 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 101 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 11 applications from Delhi, 31 applications from Mumbai, 22 applications from Pune, 17 applications from Bangalore, 11 applications from Chennai and 6 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 17th July 2020 to 24th July 2020
Delhi 553 11
Mumbai 938 31
Pune 513 22
Bangalore 702 17
Chennai 682 11
Hyderabad 370 6
Kolkata 111 3


Total early publications 3,468
Total ordinary publications 18,349
Total applications published 21,817
Total grants in Delhi 4,984
Total grants in Mumbai 2,116
Total grants in Chennai 4,781
Total grants in Kolkata 2,340
Total Grants 14,221
Total applications examined 41,203


The design office has registered a total of 118 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 4,746 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 205
  • Total designs registered this Week: 118

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 4,746

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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