Mammoth increase in patent grants and publications by IPO

The Patent & Design data provided below has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 5th of June 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 663 patent applications were published in the 23rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 663 applications published in the journal, 196 applications accounted for early publications while 467 applications accounted for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 445 applications were granted between 30th of May and 5th of June as compared to 177 grants between 22nd May and 29th May thereby marking a increase of about 151.41% in grants.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 3 2 33.33% decrease
Mumbai 10 34 240% increase
Chennai 65 159 144.62% increase
Kolkata 4 1 75% decrease
Total 82 196 139.02% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 24 62 158.33% increase
Mumbai 40 37 7.5% decrease
Chennai 156 209 33.97% increase
Kolkata 108 159 47.22% increase
Total 328 467 42.38% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 410


Percentage difference: 61.71% increase


A total of 1,561 FER’s were issued between the 30th of May and 5th of June. 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 636
Mumbai 232
Chennai 495
Kolkata 198
Total 1,561

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 56 149 166.07% increase
Mumbai 20 61 204.99% increase
Chennai 69 134 94.20% increase
Kolkata 32 101 215.63% increase
Total 177 445 151.41% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 663 patent applications published in the journal on the 5th of June, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 134 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities were as follows – 1 application from Delhi, 33 applications from Mumbai, 13 applications from Pune, 30 applications from Bangalore, 36 applications from Chennai and 21 applications from Hyderabad.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 29th May 2020 to 5th June 2020
Delhi 408 1
Mumbai 671 33
Pune 348 13
Bangalore 529 30
Chennai 498 36
Hyderabad 280 21
Kolkata 76 0


Total early publications 2,419
Total ordinary publications 14,768
Total applications published 17,187
Total grants in Delhi 3,329
Total grants in Mumbai 1,557
Total grants in Chennai 3,300
Total grants in Kolkata 1,670
Total Grants 9,856
Total applications examined 29,832


The design office has registered a total of 112 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 3,391 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 107
  • Total designs registered this Week: 112

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 3,391

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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