Mammoth increase in grant of patents this week

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This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 27th of November 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 520 patent applications have been published in the 48th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 520 applications published in the journal, 171 applications account for early publications while 349 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 584 applications have been granted last week as compared to 268 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 118%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 44 28 36.36% decrease
Mumbai 36 55 52.78% increase
Chennai 37 88 137.84% increase
Kolkata 1
Total 118 171 44.92% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 88 67 23.86% decrease
Mumbai 46 73 58.7% increase
Chennai 154 186 20.78% increase
Kolkata 35 23 34.29% decrease
Total 323 349 8.05% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 441


Percentage difference: 17.91% increase


A total of 942 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 Iss