59% Decrease In Patent Publications This Week, Grants also Decrease Slightly

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 19th of February 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 743 patent applications have been published in the 8th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 743 applications published in the journal, 176 applications account for early publications while 567 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 462 applications have been granted last week as compared to 573 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 19.37%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 98 41 58.16% decrease
Mumbai 91 39 57.14% decrease
Chennai 118 95 19.49% decrease
Kolkata 22 6 72.73% decrease
Total 329 176 46.5% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 852 221 74.06% decrease
Mumbai 179 131 26.82% decrease
Chennai 275 185 32.73% decrease
Kolkata 215 30 86.05% decrease
Total 1,521 567 62.72% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,850
Percentage difference: 59.84% decrease


A total of 1,201 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 466
Mumbai 187
Chennai 420
Kolkata 128
Total 1,201

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 187 179 4.28% decrease
Mumbai 113 78 30.97% decrease
Chennai 198 137 30.81% decrease
Kolkata 75 68 9.33% decrease
Total 573 462 19.37% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 743 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 127 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 16 applications from Delhi, 22 applications from Mumbai, 15 applications from Pune, 13 applications from Bangalore, 39 applications from Chennai, 21 applications from Hyderabad and 1 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 12th February 2021 to 19th February 2021
Delhi 68 16
Mumbai 109 22
Pune 74 15
Bangalore 108 13
Chennai 189 39
Hyderabad 48 21
Kolkata 14 1


Total early publications 1,778
Total ordinary publications 5,941
Total applications published 7,719
Total grants in Delhi 1,629
Total grants in Mumbai 678
Total grants in Chennai 1,540
Total grants in Kolkata 650
Total Grants 4,497
Total applications examined 11,540


The design office has registered a total of 201 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 1,623 applications.

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

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 1,623
Data compiled by Jaya Pandey 
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