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Huge increase in examination of patent applications this week

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Huge increase in examination of patent applications this week

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. 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 1224 patent applications have been published in the 40th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1224 applications published in the journal, 13 applications account for early publications while 1211 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 850 applications have been granted last week as compared to 588 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 44.55%.

Early Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi51688.23% decrease
Mumbai37586.48% decrease
Chennai92198.91% decrease
Kolkata3166.66% decrease
Total1831392.89% decrease

Ordinary Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi5265749.12% increase
Mumbai106212100% increase
Chennai27637435.50% increase
Kolkata48516.25% increase
Total956121126.67% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1139


Percentage difference: 7.46% increase

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 2550 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.

CityNo. of FER Issued

 Publications under Grant

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi24833635.48% increase
Mumbai90933.33% increase
Chennai16329983.43% increase
Kolkata8712240.22% increase
Total58885044.55% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1224 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 206 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 26 applications from Delhi, 87 applications from Mumbai, 68 applications from Bangalore, 18 applications from Chennai, 1 application from Hyderabad and 6 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities1st January 2019 to 4th October 2019 27th September 2019 to 4th October 2019

Patent statistics summary (1st January 2019 –till date)

Total early publications3941
Total ordinary publications32972
Total applications published36913
Total grants in Delhi6582
Total grants in Mumbai2415
Total grants in Chennai5470
Total grants in Kolkata2762
Total Grants17229
Total applications examined59711

 Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 239 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 11808 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 127
  • Total designs registered this Week: 239

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 11808

Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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