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Patent activity at the Indian Patent Office escalates this week, over 2000 FER’s issued

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Patent activity at the Indian Patent Office escalates this week, over 2000 FER’s issued

Patent activity at the Indian Patent Office escalates this week, over 2000 FER’s issued

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 842 patent applications have been published in the 44th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 842 applications published in the journal, 112 applications account for early publications while 730 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 359 applications have been granted last week as compared to 562 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 36.12%.

Early Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi111536.36% increase
Mumbai473231.91% decrease
Chennai776416.88% decrease
Kolkata14192.85% decrease
Total14911224.83% decrease

Ordinary Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi37926829.28% decrease
Mumbai15612619.23% decrease
Chennai23528019.14% increase
Kolkata1056459% increase
Total7807306.41% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 929


Percentage difference: 9.36% decrease



A total of 2211 FER’s have been 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
Delhi20914530.62% decrease
Mumbai806913.75% decrease
Chennai1721899.88% increase
Kolkata1018614.85% decrease
Total56235936.12% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 842 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 113 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 4 applications from Delhi, 61 applications from Mumbai, 11 applications from Bangalore, 13 applications from Chennai, 19 applications from Hyderabad and 5 applications from Kolkata.


List of Cities1st January 2019 to 1st November 201925th October 2019 – 1st November 2019

Patent statistics summary (1st January 2019 –till date)


Total early publications4572
Total ordinary publications36571
Total applications published41143
Total grants in Delhi7279
Total grants in Mumbai2657
Total grants in Chennai6086
Total grants in Kolkata3061
Total Grants19083
Total applications examined65665



The designs office has registered a total of 168 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 12606 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 168
  • Total designs registered this Week: 188

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 12606


Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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