Patent publications increase this week but number of grants decrease slightly

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 14th of August 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 1,549 patent applications have been published in the 33rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,549 applications published in the journal, 95 applications account for early publications while 1454 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 512 applications have been granted last week as compared to 649 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 21.11%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 81 40 50.62% decrease
Mumbai 10 3 70% decrease
Chennai 63 25 60.32% decrease
Kolkata 1 27 2600% increase
Total 155 95 38.71% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 431 1153 167.52% increase
Mumbai 96 114 18.75% increase
Chennai 196 164 16.33% decrease
Kolkata 97 23 76.29% decrease
Total 820 1454 77.32% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 975


Percentage difference: 58.87% increase


A total of 1,024 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 457
Mumbai 150
Chennai 344
Kolkata 73
Total 1,024

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 237 182 23.21% decrease
Mumbai 87 57 34.48% decrease
Chennai 220 183 16.82% decrease
Kolkata 105 90 14.29% decrease
Total 649 512 21.11% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,549 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 207 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 115 applications from Delhi, 20 applications from Mumbai, 16 applications from Pune, 15 applications from Bangalore, 21 applications from Chennai and 15 applications from Hyderabad and 5 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 7th August 2020 to 14th August 2020
Delhi 748 115
Mumbai 1,033 20
Pune 592 16
Bangalore 807 15
Chennai 790 21
Hyderabad 456 15
Kolkata 126 5


Total early publications 3,982
Total ordinary publications 21,600
Total applications published 25,582
Total grants in Delhi 5,664
Total grants in Mumbai 2,365
Total grants in Chennai 5,364
Total grants in Kolkata 2,651
Total Grants 16,044
Total applications examined 45,100


The design office has registered a total of 255 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 5,306 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 105
  • Total designs registered this Week: 255

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 5,306

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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