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Massive increase in patent publications, over 1200 applications published this week

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Massive increase in patent publications, over 1200 applications published this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

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

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi19800% increase
Mumbai2595280% increase
Chennai17155811.76% increase
Kolkata25150% increase
Total45264486.67% increase

Ordinary Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi58117101.72% increase
Mumbai70236237.14% increase
Chennai231516123.38% increase
Kolkata14910827.52% decrease
Total50897792.32% 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.

CityNo. of FER Issued

Publications under Grant

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi15326170.59% increase
Mumbai5510590.90% increase
Chennai16318010.43% increase
Kolkata9211626.09% increase
Total46366242.98% 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 Cities1st of January till date24th July 2020 to 31st July 2020


Total early publications3,732
Total ordinary publications19,326
Total applications published23,058
Total grants in Delhi5,245
Total grants in Mumbai2,221
Total grants in Chennai4,961
Total grants in Kolkata2,456
Total Grants14,883
Total applications examined42,483


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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