94% increase in patent publications, over 2000 FERs 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 4th of December 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 1,010 patent applications have been published in the 49th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,010 applications published in the journal, 350 applications account for early publications while 660 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 627 applications have been granted last week as compared to 584 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 7.36%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 28 185 560.71% increase
Mumbai 55 9 83.64% decrease
Chennai 88 111 26.14% increase
Kolkata 45
Total 171 350 104.68 % increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 67 95 41.79% increase
Mumbai 73 83 13.7% increase
Chennai 186 321 72.58% increase
Kolkata 23 161 600% increase
Total 349 660 89.11% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 520


Percentage difference: 94.23% increase


A total of 2,018 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 988
Mumbai 289
Chennai 581
Kolkata 160
Total 2,018

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 166 242 45.78% increase
Mumbai 121 110 9.09% decrease
Chennai 185 174 5.95% decrease
Kolkata 112 101 9.82% decrease
Total 584 627 7.36% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,010 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 201 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 25 applications from Delhi, 31 applications from Mumbai, 15 applications from Pune, 38 applications from Bangalore, 69 applications from Chennai and 16 applications from Hyderabad and 7 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 27th November 2020 to 4th December 2020
Delhi 1,249 25
Mumbai 1,555 31
Pune 924 15
Bangalore 1,342 38
Chennai 1,440 69
Hyderabad 722 16
Kolkata 221 7


Total early publications 7,867
Total ordinary publications 41,370
Total applications published 49,237
Total grants in Delhi 8,833
Total grants in Mumbai 3,706
Total grants in Chennai 8,375
Total grants in Kolkata 4,045
Total Grants 24,959
Total applications examined 67,309


The design office has registered a total of 202 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 8,639 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 203
  • Total designs registered this Week: 202

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 8,639

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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