Close to 10,000 patents issued by the patent office so far this year, higher grants likely

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 9th of April 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 1,000 patent applications have been published in the 15th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,000 applications published in the journal, 189 applications account for early publications while 811 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 536 applications have been granted last week as compared to 724 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 25.97%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 37 54 45.95% increase
Mumbai 23 40 73.91% increase
Chennai 112 71 36.61% decrease
Kolkata 13 24 84.62% increase
Total 185 189 2.16% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 219 478 118.26% increase
Mumbai 48 61 27.08% increase
Chennai 219 224 2.28% increase
Kolkata 129 48 62.79% decrease
Total 615 811 31.87% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 800


Percentage difference: 25% increase


A total of 1,637 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 555
Mumbai 304
Chennai 630
Kolkata 148
Total 1,637

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 219 208 5.02% decrease
Mumbai 113 72 36.28% decrease
Chennai 277 158 42.96% decrease
Kolkata 115 98 14.78% decrease
Total 724 536 25.97% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,000 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 133 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 25 applications from Delhi, 24 applications from Mumbai, 19 applications from Pune, 16 applications from Bangalore, 27 applications from Chennai, 11 applications from Hyderabad and 11 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 2nd April 2021 to 9th April 2021
Delhi 227 25
Mumbai 290 24
Pune 213 19
Bangalore 281 16
Chennai 427 27
Hyderabad 170 11
Kolkata 58 11


Total early publications 3,223
Total ordinary publications 11,870
Total applications published 15,093
Total grants in Delhi 3,631
Total grants in Mumbai 1,540
Total grants in Chennai 3,359
Total grants in Kolkata 1,459
Total Grants 9,989
Total applications examined 25,573


The design office has registered a total of 202 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 3,038 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 201
  • Total designs registered this Week: 202

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 3,038

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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