Dip in patent publications this week compensated by increase in grants

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 3rd of July 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 625 patent applications have been published in the 27th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 625 applications published in the journal, 143 applications account for early publications while 482 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 862 applications have been granted last week as compared to 617 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 39.71%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 151 6 96.03% decrease
Mumbai 48 40 16.67% decrease
Chennai 37 97 162.16% increase
Kolkata 6 0
Total 242 143 40.91% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 191 136 28.8% decrease
Mumbai 73 110 50.68% increase
Chennai 215 211 1.86% decrease
Kolkata 70 25 64.29% decrease
Total 549 482 12.20% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 791


Percentage difference: 20.99% decrease


A total of 1,899 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 830
Mumbai 410
Chennai 500
Kolkata 159
Total 1,899

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 265 308 16.27% increase
Mumbai 71 119 67.61% increase
Chennai 198 294 48.49% increase
Kolkata 83 141 69.88% increase
Total 617 862 39.71% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 625 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 246 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 30 applications from Delhi, 46 applications from Mumbai, 46 applications from Pune, 48 applications from Bangalore, 57 applications from Chennai and 15 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 26th June 2020 to 3rd July 2020
Delhi 524 30
Mumbai 829 46
Pune 449 46
Bangalore 655 48
Chennai 627 57
Hyderabad 337 15
Kolkata 97 4


Total early publications 3,097
Total ordinary publications 16,930
Total applications published 20,027
Total grants in Delhi 4,199
Total grants in Mumbai 1,882
Total grants in Chennai 4,103
Total grants in Kolkata 2,034
Total Grants 12,218
Total applications examined 35,534


The design office has registered a total of 221 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 4,222 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 203
  • Total designs registered this Week: 221

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 4,222

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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