Patent activity at IPO picks up this week, patent publications increase

This week’s Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 11th of June 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 978 patent applications have been published in the 24th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 978 applications published in the journal, 317 applications account for early publications while 661 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 544 applications have been granted this week as compared to 654 grants in the last week, thereby marking a decrease of about 16.82%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 17 43 152.94% increase
Mumbai 22 29 31.82% increase
Chennai 14 235 1578.57% increase
Kolkata 1 10 900% increase
Total 54 317 487.04% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 57 140 145.61% increase
Mumbai 39 68 74.36% increase
Chennai 50 389 678% increase
Kolkata 51 64 25.49% increase
Total 197 661 235.53% increase
TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 251
Percentage difference: 289.64% increase


A total of 1,465 FER’s have been issued this 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 561
Mumbai 324
Chennai 441
Kolkata 139
Total 1,465

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 247 188 23.89% decrease
Mumbai 93 76 18.28% decrease
Chennai 217 191 11.98% decrease
Kolkata 97 89 8.25% decrease
Total 654 544 16.82% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 978 patent applications published in the journal this week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 273 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 29 applications from Delhi, 18 applications from Mumbai, 16 applications from Pune, 59 applications from Bangalore, 60 applications from Chennai, 41 applications from Hyderabad and 50 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 4th June 2021 to 11th June 2021
Delhi 394 29
Mumbai 452 18
Pune 354 16
Bangalore 526 59
Chennai 688 60
Hyderabad 353 41
Kolkata 139 50


Total early publications 4,885
Total ordinary publications 16,300
Total applications published 21,185
Total grants in Delhi 5,267
Total grants in Mumbai 2,189
Total grants in Chennai 5,040
Total grants in Kolkata 2,206
Total Grants 14,702
Total applications examined 35,593


The design office has registered a total of 104 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 4,395 applications.
Total designs registered in the previous Week: 101
Total designs registered this Week: 104
Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 4,395

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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