Patent office sees overall decrease in activity 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 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 examined by referring to the journal available here.

City No. of FER Issued
Delhi 543
Mumbai 148
Chennai 291
Kolkata 112
Total 1,094

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 125 56 55.2% decrease
Mumbai 54 20 62.96% decrease
Chennai 165 69 58.18% decrease
Kolkata 62 32 48.39% decrease
Total 406 177 56.40% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 410 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 94 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows –20 applications from Mumbai, 10 applications from Pune, 26 applications from Bangalore, 20 applications from Chennai and 14 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 22nd May 2020 to 29th May 2020
Delhi 407 0
Mumbai 638 20
Pune 335 10
Bangalore 499 26
Chennai 462 20
Hyderabad 259 14
Kolkata 76 4


Total early publications 2,223
Total ordinary publications 14,301
Total applications published 16,524
Total grants in Delhi 3,180
Total grants in Mumbai 1,496
Total grants in Chennai 3,166
Total grants in Kolkata 1,569
Total Grants 9,411
Total applications examined 28,271


The design office has registered a total of 107 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 3,279 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 101
  • Total designs registered this Week: 107

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 3,279

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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