8000 patent applications examined till date, 2667 patents granted

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 31st of January 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 1007 patent applications have been published in the 5th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1007 applications published in the journal, 102 applications account for early publications while 905 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 589 applications have been granted last week as compared to 556 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 5.93%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 9 10 11.11% increase
Mumbai 24 47 95.83% increase
Chennai 70 44 37.14% decrease
Kolkata 1
Total 103 102 0.97% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 390 332 14.87% decrease
Mumbai 150 113 24.66% decrease
Chennai 323 365 13% increase
Kolkata 182 95 47.80% decrease
Total 1045 905 13.39% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1148


Percentage difference: 12.28% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics 

A total of 1822 FER’s have been 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 685
Mumbai 276
Chennai 673
Kolkata 188
Total 1822

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 195 253 29.74% increase
Mumbai 94 81 13.82% increase
Chennai 184 168 8.69% decrease
Kolkata 83 87 4.81% increase
Total 556 589 5.93% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1007 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 123 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 19 applications from Delhi, 17 applications from Mumbai, 34 applications from Pune, 19 applications from Bangalore, 17 applications from Chennai, 13 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 24th January 2020 to 31st January 2020
Delhi 151 19
Mumbai 216 17
Pune 104 34
Bangalore 115 19
Chennai 174 17
Hyderabad 71 13
Kolkata 16 4

Patent statistics summary (1st of January till date)

Total early publications 759
Total ordinary publications 5166
Total applications published 5925
Total grants in Delhi 958
Total grants in Mumbai 410
Total grants in Chennai 867
Total grants in Kolkata 432
Total Grants 2667
Total applications examined 8327

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 192 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 1133 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 196
  • Total designs registered this Week: 192

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 1133

 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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