Indian Patent Statistics 2021: Drop in Patent Grants this week

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This week’s Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 23rd of July 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 634 patent applications have been published in the 30th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 634 applications published in the journal, 124 applications account for early publications while 510 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 417 applications have been granted last week as compared to 547 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 23.77%

Early Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of Change
Delhi 543044.44% decrease
Mumbai 402732.5% decrease
Chennai2186669.73% decrease
Kolkata13192.31% decrease
Total 32512461.85% decrease

Ordinary Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage in Change
Delhi718418.31% increase
Mumbai14016618.57% increase
Chennai31921931.35% decrease
Kolkata244170.83% increase
Total5545107.94% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 879
Percentage difference: 27.87% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 1,037 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.

CityNo. of FER Issued
Chennai 357

Publications under Grant

CityPrevious WeekThis Week Percentage of Change
Delhi22113638.46% decrease
Mumbai70691.43% decrease
Chennai19813531.82% decrease
Kolkata587732.76% increase
Total54714723.77% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 634 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 103 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 17 applications from Delhi, 22 applications from Mumbai, 15 applications from Pune, 22 applications from Bangalore, 9 applications from Chennai, 17 applications from Hyderabad and 1 application from Kolkata.

City1st January, 2021 till date16th Jul