Increase in patent activity at IPO

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.


A total of 1268 patent applications have been published in the 42nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1268 applications published in the journal, 268 applications account for early publications while 1000 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 517 applications have been granted last week as compared to 286 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 80.76%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 2 36 1700% increase
Mumbai 87 25 71.26% decrease
Chennai 12 204 1600% increase
Kolkata 1 3 200% increase
Total 102 268 162.74% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 428 298 30.37% decrease
Mumbai 214 115 46.26% decrease
Chennai 210 574 173.33% increase
Kolkata 192 13 93.22% decrease
Total 1044 1000 4.21% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1146


Percentage difference: 10.64% increase


A total of 801 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 339
Mumbai 126
Chennai 239
Kolkata 97
Total 801

 Publications under Grant 

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 132 211 59.84% increase
Mumbai 38 55 44.73% increase
Chennai 88 167 89.77% increase
Kolkata 28 84 200% increase
Total 286 517 80.76% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1000 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 160 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 34 applications from Delhi, 23 applications from Mumbai, 34 applications from Bangalore, 53 applications from Chennai, 15 applications from Hyderabad and 1 application from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 18th October 2019 11th October 2019 to 18th October 2019
Delhi 1010 34
Mumbai 683 23
Bangalore 944 34
Chennai 854 53
Hyderabad 380 15
Kolkata 233 1

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

Total early publications 4311
Total ordinary publications 35016
Total applications published 39327
Total grants in Delhi 6925
Total grants in Mumbai 2508
Total grants in Chennai 5725
Total grants in Kolkata 2874
Total Grants 18032
Total applications examined 61676


The designs office has registered a total of 166 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 12250 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 276
  • Total designs registered this Week: 166

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 12250

 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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