Massive increase in early publication of patent applications

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 29thof November 2019. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 846 patent applications have been published in the 48th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 846 applications published in the journal, 240 applications account for early publications while 606 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 686 applications have been granted last week as compared to 416 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 64.90%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 21 16 23.80% decrease
Mumbai 42 48 14.28% increase
Chennai 13 176 1253% increase
Kolkata 2
Total 78 240 207.69% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 410 187 54.39% increase
Mumbai 133 185 39.09% increase
Chennai 267 215 19.47% decrease
Kolkata 83 19 77.10% decrease
Total 893 606 32.13% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 971


Percentage difference:12.87% decrease


A total of 1988 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 751
Mumbai 273
Chennai 722
Kolkata 252
Total 1998

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 157 259 64.96% increase
Mumbai 55 90 63.63% increase
Chennai 136 213 56.61% increase
Kolkata 68 124 82.35% increase
Total 416 686 64.90% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 846 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 187 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 49 applications from Delhi, 36 applications from Mumbai, 32 applications from Bangalore, 47 applications from Chennai, 19 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 29th November 2019 22nd November 2019 to 29th November 2019
Delhi 1102 49
Mumbai 850 36
Bangalore 1018 32
Chennai 895 47
Hyderabad 446 19
Kolkata 249 4

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

Total early publications 5061
Total ordinary publications 39790
Total applications published 44851
Total grants in Delhi 8026
Total grants in Mumbai 2913
Total grants in Chennai 6768
Total grants in Kolkata 3416
Total Grants 21123
Total applications examined 71770


The designs office has registered a total of 242 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 13578 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 177
  • Total designs registered this Week: 242

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 13578


Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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