Sharp decrease in patent publications, minor increase in grant percentage

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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