Mammoth increase in grant of patents this week

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 Issued
Delhi 328
Mumbai 167
Chennai 325
Kolkata 122
Total 942

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 108 166 53.70% increase
Mumbai 27 121 348.15% increase
Chennai 98 185 88.78% increase
Kolkata 35 112 220% increase
Total 268 584 117.91% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 520 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 165 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 14 applications from Delhi, 33 applications from Mumbai, 36 applications from Pune, 23 applications from Bangalore, 43 applications from Chennai and 14 applications from Hyderabad and 2 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 20th November 2020 to 27th November 2020
Delhi 1,224 14
Mumbai 1,524 33
Pune 909 36
Bangalore 1,304 23
Chennai 1,371 43
Hyderabad 706 14
Kolkata 214 2


Total early publications 7,517
Total ordinary publications 40,710
Total applications published 48,227
Total grants in Delhi 8,591
Total grants in Mumbai 3,596
Total grants in Chennai 8,201
Total grants in Kolkata 3,944
Total Grants 24,332
Total applications examined 65,291


The design office has registered a total of 203 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 8,437 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 206
  • Total designs registered this Week: 203

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 8,437

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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