Patent Office publishes 80% more patent applications this week, Grants reduce by 30%

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 14th of February 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 1422 patent applications have been published in the 7th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1422 applications published in the journal, 103 applications account for early publications while 1319 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 554 applications have been granted last week as compared to 781 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an decrease of about 29.06%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 26 33 26.92% increase
Mumbai 46 32 30.43% decrease
Chennai 78 36 53.84% decrease
Kolkata 13 2 84.61% decrease
Total 163 103 36.80% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 171 723 322.80% increase
Mumbai 173 195 12.71% increase
Chennai 271 308 13.65% increase
Kolkata 13 93 615.38% increase
Total 628 1319 110.03% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 791


Percentage difference: 79.77% increase


A total of 1094 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 433
Mumbai 184
Chennai 356
Kolkata 121
Total 1094

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 248 202 18.54% decrease
Mumbai 126 98 22.22% decrease
Chennai 287 165 42.50% decrease
Kolkata 120 89 25.83% decrease
Total 781 554 29.06% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1422 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 127 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 23 applications from Delhi, 27 applications from Mumbai, 24 applications from Pune, 23 applications from Bangalore, 13 applications from Chennai, 14 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 7th February 2020 to 14th February 2020
Delhi 205 23
Mumbai 276 27
Pune 146 24
Bangalore 156 23
Chennai 203 13
Hyderabad 95 14
Kolkata 26 3

Patent statistics summary (1st of January till date)

Total early publications 1025
Total ordinary publications 7113
Total applications published 8138
Total grants in Delhi 1408
Total grants in Mumbai 634
Total grants in Chennai 1319
Total grants in Kolkata 641
Total Grants 4002
Total applications examined 11504


The designs office has registered a total of 201 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 1617 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 283
  • Total designs registered this Week: 201

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 1617


 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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