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Indian Patent Office slows down this week

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Indian Patent Office slows down 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 1146 patent applications have been published in the 41st issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1146 applications published in the journal, 102 applications account for early publications while 1044 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 286 applications have been granted last week as compared to 850 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 66.35%.

Early Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi6266.66% decrease
Mumbai5871639% increase
Chennai1121100% increase
Total13102689.61% increase

Ordinary Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi57442825.43% decrease
Mumbai2122140.94% increase
Chennai37421043.85% decrease
Kolkata51192276.47% decrease
Total1211104413.79% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1224


Percentage difference: 6.37% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics 

A total of 1164 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
Delhi33613260.71% decrease
Mumbai933859.13% decrease
Chennai2998870.56% decrease
Kolkata1222877.04% decrease
Total85028666.35% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1146 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 84 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 8 applications from Delhi, 45 applications from Mumbai, 5 applications from Bangalore, 11 applications from Chennai, 12 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities1st January 2019 to 11th October 20194th October 2019 to 11th October 2019

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

Total early publications4043
Total ordinary publications34016
Total applications published38059
Total grants in Delhi6714
Total grants in Mumbai2453
Total grants in Chennai5558
Total grants in Kolkata2790
Total Grants17515
Total applications examined60875

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 276 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 12084 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 239
  • Total designs registered this Week: 276

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 12084 


Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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