43% more patents granted this week, total patents issued till date near 19k

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 18th of September 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 1,666 patent applications have been published in the 38th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,666 applications published in the journal, 171 applications account for early publications while 1,495 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 569 applications have been granted last week as compared to 396 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 43.69%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 24 51 112.5% increase
Mumbai 53 58 9.43% increase
Chennai 105 50 52.38% decrease
Kolkata 1 12 1100% increase
Total 183 171 6.56% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 1,039 721 30.61% decrease
Mumbai 133 179 34.59% increase
Chennai 368 439 19.29% increase
Kolkata 34 156 358.82% increase
Total 1,574 1,495 5.02% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,757


Percentage difference: 5.18% decrease


A total of 1,017 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 423
Mumbai 171
Chennai 342
Kolkata 81
Total 1,017

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 125 203 62.4% increase
Mumbai 59 84 42.37% increase
Chennai 158 183 15.82% increase
Kolkata 54 99 83.33% increase
Total 396 569 43.69% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,666 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 206 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 39 applications from Delhi, 42 applications from Mumbai, 35 applications from Pune, 33 applications from Bangalore, 41 applications from Chennai and 7 applications from Hyderabad and 9 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 11th September 2020 to 18th September 2020
Delhi 1,001 39
Mumbai 1,185 42
Pune 732 35
Bangalore 963 33
Chennai 978 41
Hyderabad 555 7
Kolkata 155 9


Total early publications 5,048
Total ordinary publications 29,073
Total applications published 34,121
Total grants in Delhi 6,705
Total grants in Mumbai 2,809
Total grants in Chennai 6,392
Total grants in Kolkata 3,083
Total Grants 18,989
Total applications examined 52,024


The design office has registered a total of 207 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 6,433 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 157
  • Total designs registered this Week: 207

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 6,433

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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