Massive increase in patent publications, over 1200 applications published 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 31st of July 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 1,241 patent applications have been published in the 31st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,241 applications published in the journal, 264 applications account for early publications while 977 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 662 applications have been granted last week as compared to 436 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 42.98%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 1 9 800% increase
Mumbai 25 95 280% increase
Chennai 17 155 811.76% increase
Kolkata 2 5 150% increase
Total 45 264 486.67% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 58 117 101.72% increase
Mumbai 70 236 237.14% increase
Chennai 231 516 123.38% increase
Kolkata 149 108 27.52% decrease
Total 508 977 92.32% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 553


Percentage difference: 124.41% increase


A total of 1,280 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 536
Mumbai 235
Chennai 404
Kolkata 105
Total 1,280

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 153 261 70.59% increase
Mumbai 55 105 90.90% increase
Chennai 163 180 10.43% increase
Kolkata 92 116 26.09% increase
Total 463 662 42.98% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,241 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 302 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 17 applications from Delhi, 47 applications from Mumbai, 43 applications from Pune, 69 applications from Bangalore, 68 applications from Chennai and 53 applications from Hyderabad and 5 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 24th July 2020 to 31st July 2020
Delhi 570 17
Mumbai 985 47
Pune 556 43
Bangalore 771 69
Chennai 750 68
Hyderabad 423 53
Kolkata 116 5


Total early publications 3,732
Total ordinary publications 19,326
Total applications published 23,058
Total grants in Delhi 5,245
Total grants in Mumbai 2,221
Total grants in Chennai 4,961
Total grants in Kolkata 2,456
Total Grants 14,883
Total applications examined 42,483


The design office has registered a total of 200 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 4,946 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 118
  • Total designs registered this Week: 200

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 4,946 

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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