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

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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