520 patent granted this week, 61% increase in grants

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 30th 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 761 patent applications have been published in the 44th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 761 applications published in the journal, 289 applications account for early publications while 472 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 520 applications have been granted last week as compared to 323 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 60.99%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 158 107 32.28% decrease
Mumbai 15 62 313.33% increase
Chennai 27 118 337.04% increase
Kolkata 5 2 60% decrease
Total 205 289 40.98% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 65 85 30.77% increase
Mumbai 64 78 21.88% increase
Chennai 180 281 56.11% increase
Kolkata 140 28 80% decrease
Total 449 472 5.12% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 654


Percentage difference: 16.36% increase


A total of 1,497 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 638
Mumbai 291
Chennai 425
Kolkata 143
Total 1,497

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 114 209 83.33% increase
Mumbai 54 67 24.07% decrease
Chennai 105 187 78.1% increase
Kolkata 50 57 14% increase
Total 323 520 60.99% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 761 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 168 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 12 applications from Delhi, 31 applications from Mumbai, 21 applications from Pune, 28 applications from Bangalore, 51 applications from Chennai and 14 applications from Hyderabad and 11 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 23rd October 2020 to 30th October 2020
Delhi 1,165 12
Mumbai 1,452 31
Pune 830 21
Bangalore 1,245 28
Chennai 1,281 51
Hyderabad 675 14
Kolkata 196 11


Total early publications 6,550
Total ordinary publications 39,223
Total applications published 45,773
Total grants in Delhi 7,870
Total grants in Mumbai 3,251
Total grants in Chennai 7,455
Total grants in Kolkata 3,584
Total Grants 22,160
Total applications examined 60,095


The design office has registered a total of 155 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 7,618 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 204
  • Total designs registered this Week: 155

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 7,618

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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