37535 patent applications examined till date

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 10th 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 646 patent applications have been published in the 28th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 646 applications published in the journal, 153 applications account for early publications while 493 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 632 applications have been granted last week as compared to 862 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 26.68%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 6 3 50% decrease
Mumbai 40 26 35% decrease
Chennai 97 121 24.74% increase
Kolkata 0 3
Total 143 153 6.99% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 136 52 61.76% decrease
Mumbai 110 60 45.45% decrease
Chennai 211 136 35.54% decrease
Kolkata 25 245 880% increase
Total 482 493 2.29% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 625


Percentage difference: 3.36% increase


A total of 2,001 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 889
Mumbai 312
Chennai 673
Kolkata 127
Total 2,001

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 308 269 12.66% decrease
Mumbai 119 69 42.02% decrease
Chennai 294 205 30.27% decrease
Kolkata 141 89 36.88% decrease
Total 862 632 26.68% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 646 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 118 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 8 applications from Delhi, 20 applications from Mumbai, 18 applications from Pune, 15 applications from Bangalore, 34 applications from Chennai and 18 applications from Hyderabad and 5 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 3rd July 2020 to 10th July 2020
Delhi 532 8
Mumbai 849 20
Pune 467 18
Bangalore 670 15
Chennai 661 34
Hyderabad 355 18
Kolkata 102 5


Total early publications 3,250
Total ordinary publications 17,423
Total applications published 20,673
Total grants in Delhi 4,468
Total grants in Mumbai 1,951
Total grants in Chennai 4,308
Total grants in Kolkata 2,123
Total Grants 12,850
Total applications examined 37,535


The design office has registered a total of 201 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 4,423 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 221
  • Total designs registered this Week: 201

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 4,423

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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