649 patent grants, 1593 examination reports issued this week

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 7th of August 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 975 patent applications have been published in the 32nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 975 applications published in the journal, 155 applications account for early publications while 820 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 649 applications have been granted last week as compared to 662 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 1.96%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 9 81 800% increase
Mumbai 25 10 60% decrease
Chennai 155 63 59.35% decrease
Kolkata 5 1 80% decrease
Total 264 155 41.29% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 117 431 268.38% increase
Mumbai 236 96 59.32% decrease
Chennai 516 196 62.02% decrease
Kolkata 108 97 10.19% decrease
Total 977 820 16.07% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,241


Percentage difference: 21.43% decrease


A total of 1,593 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 646
Mumbai 274
Chennai 500
Kolkata 173
Total 1,593

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 261 237 9.19% decrease
Mumbai 105 87 17.14% decrease
Chennai 180 220 22.22% increase
Kolkata 116 105 9.48% decrease
Total 662 649 1.96% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 975 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 174 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 63 applications from Delhi, 28 applications from Mumbai, 20 applications from Pune, 21 applications from Bangalore, 19 applications from Chennai and 18 applications from Hyderabad and 5 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 31st July 2020 to 7th August 2020
Delhi 633 63
Mumbai 1,013 28
Pune 576 20
Bangalore 792 21
Chennai 769 19
Hyderabad 441 18
Kolkata 121 5


Total early publications 3,887
Total ordinary publications 20,146
Total applications published 24,033
Total grants in Delhi 5,482
Total grants in Mumbai 2,308
Total grants in Chennai 5,181
Total grants in Kolkata 2,561
Total Grants 15,532
Total applications examined 44,076


The design office has registered a total of 105 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 5,051 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 200
  • Total designs registered this Week: 105

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 5,051

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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