Patent publications dip by over 88%, grants dip by 21%

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 9th of October 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 844 patent applications have been published in the 41st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 844 applications published in the journal, 360 applications account for early publications while 484 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 566 applications have been granted last week as compared to 724 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 21.82%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 4 154 3750% increase
Mumbai 25 56 124% increase
Chennai 92 120 30.43% increase
Kolkata 2 30 1400% increase
Total 121 360 197.52% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 2,198 111 94.95% decrease
Mumbai 3,441 81 97.65% decrease
Chennai 1,083 264 75.62% decrease
Kolkata 481 28 94.18% decrease
Total 7,203 484 93.28% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 7,324


Percentage difference: 88.48% decrease


A total of 1,408 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 507
Mumbai 235
Chennai 493
Kolkata 173
Total 1,408

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 284 182 35.92% decrease
Mumbai 100 86 14% decrease
Chennai 230 177 23.04% decrease
Kolkata 110 121 10% increase
Total 724 566 21.82% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 844 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 164 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 19 applications from Delhi, 34 applications from Mumbai, 17 applications from Pune, 35 applications from Bangalore, 32 applications from Chennai and 23 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 2nd October 2020 to 9th October 2020
Delhi 1,109 19
Mumbai 1,369 34
Pune 795 17
Bangalore 1,186 35
Chennai 1,149 32
Hyderabad 636 23
Kolkata 170 4


Total early publications 5,745
Total ordinary publications 37,861
Total applications published 43,606
Total grants in Delhi 7,393
Total grants in Mumbai 3,068
Total grants in Chennai 7,013
Total grants in Kolkata 3,412
Total Grants 20,886
Total applications examined 56,444


The design office has registered a total of 205 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 7,054 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 208
  • Total designs registered this Week: 205

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 7,054

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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