Patent grant decrease by 46% this week

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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 20th of November 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 441 patent applications have been published in the 47th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 441 applications published in the journal, 118 applications account for early publications while 323 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 268 applications have been granted last week as compared to 498 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 46.18%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 190 44 76.84% decrease
Mumbai 64 36 43.75% decrease
Chennai 99 37 62.63% decrease
Kolkata 1 1
Total 354 118 66.67% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 95 88 7.37% decrease
Mumbai 50 46 8% decrease
Chennai 233 154 33.91% decrease
Kolkata 19 35 84.21% increase
Total 397 323 18.64% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 751


Percentage difference: 41.28% decrease


A total of 1,009 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