Over 15,000 Patent applications Examined this year, Patent Grants reach the 5000 mark

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 28th of February 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 910 patent applications have been published in the 9th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 910 applications published in the journal, 107 applications account for early publications while 803 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 664 applications have been granted last week as compared to 518 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 28.18%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 22 21 4.54% decrease
Mumbai 25 24 4% decrease
Chennai 62 62
Kolkata 2
Total 111 107 3.60% decrease


Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 298 367 23.15% increase
Mumbai 166 153 7.83% decrease
Chennai 145 198 36.55% increase
Kolkata 13 85 553.84% decrease
Total 622 803 29.09% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 733
Percentage difference: 24.14% increase


A total of 2048 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.

City No. of FER Issued
Delhi 815
Mumbai 331
Chennai 652
Kolkata 250
Total 2048

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 171 264 54.38% increase
Mumbai 84 99 17.85% increase
Chennai 164 202 23.17% increase
Kolkata 99 99
Total 518 664 28.18% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 910 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 76 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 8 applications from Delhi, 29 applications from Mumbai, 13 applications from Pune, 5 applications from Bangalore, 16 applications from Chennai and 4 applications from Hyderabad and 1 application from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 21st February 2020 to 28th February 2020
Delhi 221 8
Mumbai 331 29
Pune 193 13
Bangalore 165 5
Chennai 222 16
Hyderabad 105 4
Kolkata 27 1


Total early publications 1243
Total ordinary publications 8538
Total applications published 9781
Total grants in Delhi 1843
Total grants in Mumbai 817
Total grants in Chennai 1685
Total grants in Kolkata 839
Total Grants 5184
Total applications examined 15,138


The designs office has registered a total of 201 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 2034 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 216
  • Total designs registered this Week: 201

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 2034
 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath 

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