Patent office examines over 68000 applications till date

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 11th of December 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 733 patent applications have been published in the 50th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 733 applications published in the journal, 275 applications account for early publications while 458 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 441 applications have been granted last week as compared to 627 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 29.67%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 185 67 63.78% decrease
Mumbai 9 24 166.67% increase
Chennai 111 144 29.73% increase
Kolkata 45 40 11.11% decrease
Total 350 275 21.43% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 95 72 24.21% decrease
Mumbai 83 79 4.82% decrease
Chennai 321 286 10.9% decrease
Kolkata 161 21 86.96% decrease
Total 660 458 30.61% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,010


Percentage difference: 27.43% decrease


A total of 1,179 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 522
Mumbai 192
Chennai 369
Kolkata 96
Total 1,179

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 242 147 39.26% decrease
Mumbai 110 60 45.46% decrease
Chennai 174 145 16.67% decrease
Kolkata 101 89 11.88% decrease
Total 627 441 29.67% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 733 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 193 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 27 applications from Delhi, 52 applications from Mumbai, 16 applications from Pune, 15 applications from Bangalore, 52 applications from Chennai and 23 applications from Hyderabad and 8 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 4th December 2020 to 11th December 2020
Delhi 1,276 27
Mumbai 1,607 52
Pune 940 16
Bangalore 1,357 15
Chennai 1,492 52
Hyderabad 745 23
Kolkata 229 8


Total early publications 8,142
Total ordinary publications 41,828
Total applications published 49,970
Total grants in Delhi 8,980
Total grants in Mumbai 3,766
Total grants in Chennai 8,520
Total grants in Kolkata 4,134
Total Grants 25,400
Total applications examined 68,488


The design office has registered a total of 203 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 8,842 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 202
  • Total designs registered this Week: 203

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 8,842

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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