Over 2000 FERs issued, 17% increase in patent grants 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 4th of September 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 1,737 patent applications have been published in the 36th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,737 applications published in the journal, 299 applications account for early publications while 1,438 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 873 applications have been granted last week as compared to 740 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 17.97%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 86 80 6.98% decrease
Mumbai 100 49 51% decrease
Chennai 37 155 318.92% increase
Kolkata 0 15
Total 223 299 34.08% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 1,354 1,052 22.30% decrease
Mumbai 90 119 32.22% increase
Chennai 276 232 15.94% decrease
Kolkata 95 35 63.16% decrease
Total 1,815 1,438 20.77% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 2,038


Percentage difference: 14.77% decrease


A total of 2,092 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 837
Mumbai 346
Chennai 623
Kolkata 286
Total 2,092

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 277 296 6.86% increase
Mumbai 98 140 42.86% increase
Chennai 263 304 15.59% increase
Kolkata 102 133 30.39% increase
Total 740 873 17.97% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,737 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 157 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 17 applications from Delhi, 27 applications from Mumbai, 18 applications from Pune, 28 applications from Bangalore, 39 applications from Chennai and 23 applications from Hyderabad and 5 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 28th September 2020 to 4th September 2020
Delhi 938 17
Mumbai 1,114 27
Pune 673 18
Bangalore 886 28
Chennai 886 39
Hyderabad 507 23
Kolkata 141 5


Total early publications 4,694
Total ordinary publications 26,004
Total applications published 30,698
Total grants in Delhi 6,377
Total grants in Mumbai 2,666
Total grants in Chennai 6,051
Total grants in Kolkata 2,930
Total Grants 18,024
Total applications examined 49,810


The design office has registered a total of 204 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 6,069 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 408
  • Total designs registered this Week: 204

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 6,069

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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