Patent Activity at the IPO slows down in comparison to the preceding week

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 1177 patent applications have been published in the 45th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1177 applications published in the journal, 63 applications account for early publications while 1114 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 557 applications have been granted last week as compared to 359 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 55.15%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 15 20 33.33% increase
Mumbai 32 16 50% decrease
Chennai 64 15 76.56% decrease
Kolkata 1 12 1100% increase
Total 112 63 43.75% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 268 481 79.47% increase
Mumbai 126 152 20.63% increase
Chennai 280 261 6.78% decrease
Kolkata 56 220 292% increase
Total 730 1114 52.60% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 842
Percentage difference: 39.78% increase


A total of 1503 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.

City No. of FER Issued
Delhi 545
Mumbai 212
Chennai 521
Kolkata 225
Total 1503

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 145 186 28.27% increase
Mumbai 69 68 1.44% decrease
Chennai 189 193 2.11% increase
Kolkata 86 110 27.90% increase
Total 359 557 55.15% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1177 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 104 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 23 applications from Delhi, 16 applications from Mumbai, 7 applications from Bangalore, 49 applications from Chennai, 4 applications from Hyderabad and 5 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 8th November 2019 1st November 2019 to 8th November 2019
Delhi 1053 23
Mumbai 814 16
Bangalore 986 7
Chennai 848 49
Hyderabad 427 4
Kolkata 245 5

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

Total early publications 4635
Total ordinary publications 37685
Total applications published 42320
Total grants in Delhi 7465
Total grants in Mumbai 2725
Total grants in Chennai 6282
Total grants in Kolkata 3171
Total Grants 19643
Total applications examined 67168


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 13012 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 188
  • Total designs registered this Week: 406

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 13012
Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath
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