Patent publications decrease this week but grants increase slightly even as India battles COVID

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 23rd of April 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 617 patent applications have been published in the 17th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 617 applications published in the journal, 203 applications account for early publications while 414 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 436 applications have been granted last week as compared to 388 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 12.37%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 42 30 28.57% decrease
Mumbai 16 26 62.5% increase
Chennai 94 145 54.26% increase
Kolkata 4 2 50% decrease
Total 156 203 30.13% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 303 305 0.66% increase
Mumbai 94 57 39.36% decrease
Chennai 214 238 11.22% increase
Kolkata 37 24 35.14% decrease
Total 648 624 3.70% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 804


Percentage difference: 2.86% increase


A total of 807 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 335
Mumbai 137
Chennai 294
Kolkata 41
Total 807

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 118 135 14.41% increase
Mumbai 48 67 39.58% increase
Chennai 156 167 7.05% increase
Kolkata 66 67 1.52% increase
Total 388 436 12.37% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 617 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 165 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 22 applications from Delhi, 24 applications from Mumbai, 20 applications from Pune, 21 applications from Bangalore, 38 applications from Chennai, 34 applications from Hyderabad and 6 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 16th April 2021 to 23rd April 2021
Delhi 265 22
Mumbai 337 24
Pune 248 20
Bangalore 323 21
Chennai 488 38
Hyderabad 223 34
Kolkata 66 6


Total early publications 3,582
Total ordinary publications 13,142
Total applications published 16,724
Total grants in Delhi 3,884
Total grants in Mumbai 1,655
Total grants in Chennai 3,682
Total grants in Kolkata 1,592
Total Grants 10,813
Total applications examined 27,460


The design office has registered a total of 202 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 3,442 applications.

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

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 3,442

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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