Over 5000 patents granted in 2 months, will total grants increase this year?

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 26th of February 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 1,184 patent applications have been published in the 9th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,184 applications published in the journal, 271 applications account for early publications while 913 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 649 applications have been granted last week as compared to 462 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 40.48%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 41 57 39.02% increase
Mumbai 39 54 38.46% increase
Chennai 95 158 66.32% increase
Kolkata 6 2 66.67% decrease
Total 176 271 53.98% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 221 454 105.43% increase
Mumbai 131 137 4.58% increase
Chennai 185 295 59.46% increase
Kolkata 30 27 10% decrease
Total 567 913 61.02% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 743


Percentage difference: 59.35% increase


A total of 1,503 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 538
Mumbai 299
Chennai 553
Kolkata 113
Total 1,503

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 179 238 32.96% increase
Mumbai 78 114 46.15% increase
Chennai 137 205 49.64% increase
Kolkata 68 92 35.29% increase
Total 462 649 40.48% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,184 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 179 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 19 applications from Delhi, 25 applications from Mumbai, 30 applications from Pune, 26 applications from Bangalore, 46 applications from Chennai, 29 applications from Hyderabad and 4 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 19th February 2021 to 26th February 2021
Delhi 103 19
Mumbai 156 25
Pune 119 30
Bangalore 147 26
Chennai 274 46
Hyderabad 98 29
Kolkata 19 4


Total early publications 2,049
Total ordinary publications 6,854
Total applications published 8,903
Total grants in Delhi 1,867
Total grants in Mumbai 792
Total grants in Chennai 1,745
Total grants in Kolkata 742
Total Grants 5,146
Total applications examined 13,043


The design office has registered a total of 201 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 1,824 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 201
  • Total designs registered this Week: 201

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 1,824

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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