78% increase in patent publications this week, grants decrease slightly

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 12th 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 1,850 patent applications have been published in the 7th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,850 applications published in the journal, 329 applications account for early publications while 1,521 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 573 applications have been granted last week as compared to 850 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 32.59%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 10 98 880% increase
Mumbai 8 91 1037.5% increase
Chennai 104 118 13.46% increase
Kolkata 121 22 81.82% decrease
Total 243 329 35.39% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 289 852 194.81% increase
Mumbai 85 179 110.59% increase
Chennai 196 275 40.31% increase
Kolkata 223 215 3.59% decrease
Total 793 1,521 91.8% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,036


Percentage difference: 78.57% increase


A total of 1,556 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 683
Mumbai 189
Chennai 572
Kolkata 112
Total 1,556

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 309 187 39.48% decrease
Mumbai 107 113 5.61% increase
Chennai 317 198 37.54% decrease
Kolkata 117 75 35.9% decrease
Total 850 573 32.59% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,850 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 176 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 28 applications from Delhi, 15 applications from Mumbai, 20 applications from Pune, 23 applications from Bangalore, 47 applications from Chennai, 29 applications from Hyderabad and 14 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 5th February 2021 to 12th February 2021
Delhi 68 28
Mumbai 109 15
Pune 74 20
Bangalore 108 23
Chennai 189 47
Hyderabad 48 29
Kolkata 14 14


Total early publications 1,602
Total ordinary publications 5,374
Total applications published 6,976
Total grants in Delhi 1,450
Total grants in Mumbai 600
Total grants in Chennai 1,403
Total grants in Kolkata 582
Total Grants 4,035
Total applications examined 10,339


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 1,422 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: 1,422

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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