IPO sees increase in patent activity

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 1139 patent applications have been published in the 39th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1139 applications published in the journal, 183 applications account for early publications while 956 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 588 applications have been granted last week as compared to 580 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 1%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 29 51 75.86% increase
Mumbai 50 37 26% decrease
Chennai 108 92 14.81% decrease
Kolkata 3 3
Total 190 183 3.68% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 431 526 24.36% increase
Mumbai 61 106 73.77% increase
Chennai 249 276 10.84% increase
Kolkata 76 48 36.84% decrease
Total 817 956 17.01% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1007


Percentage difference: 13.10% increase

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 1442 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 581
Mumbai 210
Chennai 433
Kolkata 218
Total 1442

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 214 248 15.88% increase
Mumbai 92 90 2.17% decrease
Chennai 183 163 10.92% decrease
Kolkata 91 87 4.39% decrease
Total 580 588 1.37% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1139 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 164 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 35 applications from Bangalore, 16 applications from Hyderabad, 38 applications from Delhi, 31 applications from Chennai, 32 applications from Mumbai and 12 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 27th September 2019 20th September 2019 to 27th September 2019
Delhi 984 38
Mumbai 596 32
Bangalore 876 35
Chennai 836 31
Hyderabad 379 16
Kolkata 227 12

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

Total early publications 3928
Total ordinary publications 31761
Total applications published 35689
Total grants in Delhi 6246
Total grants in Mumbai 2322
Total grants in Chennai 5171
Total grants in Kolkata 2640
Total Grants 16382
Total applications examined 57161

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 127 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 11569 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 181
  • Total designs registered this Week: 127

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 11569

Authored and compiled by Gaurav Mishra and Vibha Amarnath

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