Patent grants increase by over 72% 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 22nd of May 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 890 patent applications have been published in the 21st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 890 applications published in the journal, 123 applications account for early publications while 767 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 406 applications have been granted last week as compared to 236 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 72.03%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 18 11 38.89% decrease
Mumbai 7 56 700% increase
Chennai 38 50 31.59% increase
Kolkata 32 6 81.25% decrease
Total 95 123 29.47% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 72 81 12.5% increase
Mumbai 54 51 5.56% decrease
Chennai 249 310 24.49% increase
Kolkata 53 325 513.21% increase
Total 428 767 79.21% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 523


Percentage difference: 70.17% increase


A total of 960 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 413
Mumbai 144
Chennai 311
Kolkata 92
Total 960

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 65 125 92.31% increase
Mumbai 34 54 58.82% increase
Chennai 105 165 57.14% increase
Kolkata 32 62 93.75% increase
Total 236 406 72.03% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 890 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 130 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 6 applications from Delhi, 30 applications from Mumbai, 15 applications from Pune, 33 applications from Bangalore, 24 applications from Chennai and 15 applications from Hyderabad and 7 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 15th May 2020 to 22nd May 2020
Delhi 407 6
Mumbai 618 30
Pune 325 15
Bangalore 473 33
Chennai 442 24
Hyderabad 245 15
Kolkata 72 7


Total early publications 2,141
Total ordinary publications 13,973
Total applications published 16,114
Total grants in Delhi 3,124
Total grants in Mumbai 1,476
Total grants in Chennai 3,097
Total grants in Kolkata 1,537
Total Grants 9,234
Total applications examined 27,177


The design office has registered a total of 101 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 3,172 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 106
  • Total designs registered this Week: 101

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 3,172

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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