Sharp decrease in patent publications, minor increase in grant percentage

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 18th of December 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 427 patent applications have been published in the 51st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 427 applications published in the journal, 137 applications account for early publications while 290 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 488 applications have been granted last week as compared to 441 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 10.66%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 67 31 53.73% decrease
Mumbai 24 13 45.83% decrease
Chennai 144 92 36.11% decrease
Kolkata 40 1 97.5% decrease
Total 275 137 50.18% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 72 78 8.33% increase
Mumbai 79 67 15.19% decrease
Chennai 286 131 54.2% increase
Kolkata 21 14 33.33% decrease
Total 458 290 36.68% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 733


Percentage difference: 41.75% decrease


A total of 1,052 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 415
Mumbai 239
Chennai 264
Kolkata 134
Total 1,052

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 147 181 23.13% increase
Mumbai 60 77 28.33% increase
Chennai 145 167 15.17% increase
Kolkata 89 63 29.21% decrease
Total 441 488 10.66% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 427 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 127 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 18 applications from Delhi, 19 applications from Mumbai, 12 applications from Pune, 19 applications from Bangalore, 47 applications from Chennai and 11 applications from Hyderabad and 1 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 11th December 2020 to 18th December 2020
Delhi 1,294 18
Mumbai 1,626 19
Pune 952 12
Bangalore 1,376 19
Chennai 1,539 47
Hyderabad 756 11
Kolkata 230 1


Total early publications 8,279
Total ordinary publications 42,118
Total applications published 50,397
Total grants in Delhi 9,161
Total grants in Mumbai 3,843
Total grants in Chennai 8,687
Total grants in Kolkata 4,197
Total Grants 25,888
Total applications examined 69,540


The design office has registered a total of 203 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 9,045 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 203
  • Total designs registered this Week: 203

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 9,045

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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