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Slow down hits patent office – Patent grants and publications decrease last week

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Slow down hits patent office – Patent grants and publications decrease last week

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 10th of January 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 873 patent applications have been published in the 2nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 873 applications published in the journal, 133 applications account for early publications while 740 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 348 applications have been granted last week as compared to 837 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 58.42%

Early Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi673646.26% decrease
Mumbai355042.85% increase
Chennai1574770.06% decrease
Total27413351.45% decrease

Ordinary Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi49624251.20% decrease
Mumbai35823833.51% decrease
Chennai31518042.85% decrease
Kolkata2980175.86% decrease
Total119874038.23% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1472


Percentage difference: 40.69% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 1809 FER’s have been 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.

CityNo. of FER Issued

 Publications under Grant

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi28010462.85% decrease
Mumbai1205455% decrease
Chennai30312558.74% decrease
Kolkata1346551.49% decrease
Total83734858.42% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 873 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 121 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 31 applications from Delhi, 39 applications from Mumbai, 13 applications from Bangalore, 20 applications from Chennai, 15 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities1st of January till date3rd January to 10th January 2020

Patent statistics summary (1st of January till date) 

Total early publications407
Total ordinary publications1938
Total applications published2345
Total grants in Delhi384
Total grants in Mumbai174
Total grants in Chennai428
Total grants in Kolkata199
Total Grants1185
Total applications examined3932

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 313 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 558 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 246
  • Total designs registered this Week: 313

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 558

 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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