25% decrease in patent grants, 13% decrease in patent publications

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 23rd of October 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 654 patent applications have been published in the 43rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 654 applications published in the journal, 205 applications account for early publications while 449 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 323 applications have been granted last week as compared to 431 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 25.06%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 156 158 1.28% increase
Mumbai 24 15 37.5% decrease
Chennai 109 27 75.23% decrease
Kolkata 22 5 77.27% decrease
Total 311 205 34.08% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 94 65 30.85% decrease
Mumbai 61 64 4.92% increase
Chennai 264 180 31.82% decrease
Kolkata 22 140 536.36% increase
Total 441 449 1.81% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 752


Percentage difference: 13.03% decrease


A total of 1,278 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 532
Mumbai 247
Chennai 374
Kolkata 125
Total 1,278

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 154 114 25.97% decrease
Mumbai 62 54 12.90% decrease
Chennai 150 105 30% decrease
Kolkata 65 50 23.08% decrease
Total 431 323 25.06% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 654 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 102 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 23 applications from Delhi, 26 applications from Mumbai, 8 applications from Pune, 9 applications from Bangalore, 18 applications from Chennai and 11 applications from Hyderabad and 7 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 16th October 2020 to 23rd October 2020
Delhi 1,153 23
Mumbai 1,421 26
Pune 809 8
Bangalore 1,217 9
Chennai 1,230 18
Hyderabad 661 11
Kolkata 185 7


Total early publications 6,261
Total ordinary publications 38,751
Total applications published 45,012
Total grants in Delhi 7,661
Total grants in Mumbai 3,184
Total grants in Chennai 7,268
Total grants in Kolkata 3,527
Total Grants 21,640
Total applications examined 58,598


The design office has registered a total of 204 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 7,463 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 205
  • Total designs registered this Week: 204

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 7,463

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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