Patent office examines 3500 patent applications in one week! New record?

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 6th of December 2019. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 1480 patent applications have been published in the 49th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1480 applications published in the journal, 236 applications account for early publications while 1244 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 666 applications have been granted last week as compared to 686 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 2.91%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 16 78 387.50% increase
Mumbai 48 39 18.75% decrease
Chennai 176 112 36.36% decrease
Kolkata 7
Total 240 236 1.66% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 187 614 228.34% increase
Mumbai 185 192 3.78% increase
Chennai 215 266 23.72% increase
Kolkata 19 171 800% increase
Total 606 1244 32.13% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 846


Percentage difference:74.94% increase

First Examination Report Statistics

A total of 3545 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 1250
Mumbai 612
Chennai 1217
Kolkata 466
Total 3545

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 259 266 2.70% increase
Mumbai 90 98 8.88% increase
Chennai 213 209 1.87% decrease
Kolkata 124 93 25% decrease
Total 686 666 2.91% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1480 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 224 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 74 applications from Delhi, 56 applications from Chennai, 41 applications from Bangalore, 29 applications from Mumbai, 18 applications from Hyderabad and 6 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 6th December 2019 29th November 2019 to 6th December 2019
Delhi 1176 74
Mumbai 879 29
Bangalore 1059 41
Chennai 951 56
Hyderabad 464 18
Kolkata 255 6

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

Total early publications 5297
Total ordinary publications 41034
Total applications published 46331
Total grants in Delhi 8292
Total grants in Mumbai 3011
Total grants in Chennai 6977
Total grants in Kolkata 3509
Total Grants 21789
Total applications examined 75889

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 392 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 13970 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 242
  • Total designs registered this Week: 392

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 13970


Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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