Patent grant decrease by 46% this week

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
Delhi 410
Mumbai 162
Chennai 344
Kolkata 93
Total 1,009

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 174 108 37.93% decrease
Mumbai 69 27 60.87% decrease
Chennai 187 98 47.59% decrease
Kolkata 68 35 48.53% decrease
Total 498 268 46.18% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 441 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 84 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 16 applications from Delhi, 14 applications from Mumbai, 11 applications from Pune, 9 applications from Bangalore, 15 applications from Chennai and 7 applications from Hyderabad and 12 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 13th November 2020 to 20th November 2020
Delhi 1,210 16
Mumbai 1,491 14
Pune 873 11
Bangalore 1,281 9
Chennai 1,328 15
Hyderabad 692 7
Kolkata 212 12


Total early publications 7,346
Total ordinary publications 40,361
Total applications published 47,707
Total grants in Delhi 8,425
Total grants in Mumbai 3,475
Total grants in Chennai 8,016
Total grants in Kolkata 3,832
Total Grants 23,748
Total applications examined 64,349


The design office has registered a total of 206 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 8,028 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 202
  • Total designs registered this Week: 206

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 8,234

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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