Lull in activity at Patent office, patent publications and grants decrease

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 16th of April 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 804 patent applications have been published in the 16th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 804 applications published in the journal, 156 applications account for early publications while 648 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 388 applications have been granted last week as compared to 536 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 27.61%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 54 42 22.22% decrease
Mumbai 40 16 60% decrease
Chennai 71 94 32.% increase
Kolkata 24 4 83.33% decrease
Total 189 156 17.46% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 478 303 36.61% decrease
Mumbai 61 94 54.1% increase
Chennai 224 214 4.46% increase
Kolkata 48 37 22.92% decrease
Total 811 648 20.1% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,000


Percentage difference: 19.6% decrease


A total of 1,080 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.

City No. of FER Issued
Delhi 432
Mumbai 158
Chennai 404
Kolkata 86
Total 1,080

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 208 118 43.27% decrease
Mumbai 72 48 33.33% decrease
Chennai 158 156 1.27% decrease
Kolkata 98 66 32.65% decrease
Total 536 388 27.61% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 804 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 119 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 16 applications from Delhi, 23 applications from Mumbai, 15 applications from Pune, 21 applications from Bangalore, 23 applications from Chennai, 19 applications from Hyderabad and 2 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 9th April 2021 to 16th April 2021
Delhi 243 16
Mumbai 313 23
Pune 228 15
Bangalore 302 21
Chennai 450 23
Hyderabad 189 19
Kolkata 60 2


Total early publications 3,379
Total ordinary publications 12,518
Total applications published 15,897
Total grants in Delhi 3,749
Total grants in Mumbai 1,588
Total grants in Chennai 3,515
Total grants in Kolkata 1,525
Total Grants 10,377
Total applications examined 26,653


The design office has registered a total of 202 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 3,240 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 202
  • Total designs registered this Week: 202

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 3,240

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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