20000 patents granted till date. Will the Indian patent office issue enough patents this year?

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 15th of November 2019. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 714 patent applications have been published in the 46th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 714 applications published in the journal, 108 applications account for early publications while 606 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 378 applications have been granted last week as compared to 557 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 32.13%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 20 31 55% increase
Mumbai 16 40 150% increase
Chennai 15 36 140% increase
Kolkata 12 1 91.66% decrease
Total 63 108 71.42% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 481 331 31.18% decrease
Mumbai 152 53 65.13% decrease
Chennai 261 200 23.37% decrease
Kolkata 220 22 90% decrease
Total 1114 606 45.60% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1177


Percentage difference: 39.33% decrease


A total of 1072 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 407
Mumbai 145
Chennai 343
Kolkata 177
Total 1072

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 186 145 22.04% decrease
Mumbai 68 43 36.76% decrease
Chennai 193 137 29.01% decrease
Kolkata 110 53 51.81% decrease
Total 557 378 32.13% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 714 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 86 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 29 applications from Delhi, 17 applications from Mumbai, 11 applications from Bangalore, 14 applications from Chennai, 11 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 15th November 2019 8th November 2019 to 15th November 2019
Delhi 1053 29
Mumbai 814 17
Bangalore 986 11
Chennai 848 14
Hyderabad 427 11
Kolkata 245 4

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

Total early publications 4743
Total ordinary publications 38291
Total applications published 43034
Total grants in Delhi 7610
Total grants in Mumbai 2768
Total grants in Chennai 6419
Total grants in Kolkata 3224
Total Grants 20021
Total applications examined 68240


The designs office has registered a total of 147 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 13012 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 406
  • Total designs registered this Week: 147

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 13159

 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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