Massive increase in patent publications this week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 22nd of January 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 1,059 patent applications have been published in the 4th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,059 applications published in the journal, 183 applications account for early publications while 876 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 481 applications have been granted last week as compared to 421 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 14.25%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 28 41 46.43% increase
Mumbai 59 57 3.39% decrease
Chennai 101 85 15.84% decrease
Total 188 183 2.66% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 85 622 631.76% increase
Mumbai 95 73 23.16% decrease
Chennai 218 160 26.61% decrease
Kolkata 29 21 27.59% decrease
Total 427 876 105.15% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 615


Percentage difference: 72.2% increase


A total of 1,044 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 481
Mumbai 176
Chennai 280
Kolkata 107
Total 1,044

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 150 178 18.67% increase
Mumbai 66 74 12.12% increase
Chennai 130 160 23.08% increase
Kolkata 75 69 8% decrease
Total 421 481 14.25% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,059 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 124 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 22 applications from Delhi, 23 applications from Mumbai, 14 applications from Pune, 19 applications from Bangalore, 32 applications from Chennai, 11 applications from Hyderabad and 3 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 15th January 2021 to 22nd January 2021
Delhi 52 22
Mumbai 83 23
Pune 57 14
Bangalore 87 19
Chennai 147 32
Hyderabad 31 11
Kolkata 8 3


Total early publications 833
Total ordinary publications 2,592
Total applications published 3,425
Total grants in Delhi 741
Total grants in Mumbai 300
Total grants in Chennai 661
Total grants in Kolkata 319
Total Grants 2,021
Total applications examined 4772


The design office has registered a total of 204 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 816 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 204
  • Total designs registered this Week: 204

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 816

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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