Patent office sees overall decrease in activity 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 29th of May 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 410 patent applications have been published in the 22nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 410 applications published in the journal, 82 applications account for early publications while 328 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 177 applications have been granted last week as compared to 406 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 56.40%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 11 3 72.73% decrease
Mumbai 56 10 82.14% decrease
Chennai 50 65 30% increase
Kolkata 6 4 33.33% decrease
Total 123 82 33.33% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 81 24 70.37% decrease
Mumbai 51 40 21.57% decrease
Chennai 310 156 49.68% decrease
Kolkata 325 108 66.77% decrease
Total 767 328 57.24% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 890


Percentage difference: 53.93% decrease


A total of 1,094 FER’s were issued last week. Applicants and their agents can check if any of their patent applications have been e