Patent grants reduce by 54% this week, 396 patents issued

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 11th of September 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 1,757 patent applications have been published in the 37th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,757 applications published in the journal, 183 applications account for early publications while 1,574 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 396 applications have been granted last week as compared to 873 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 54.64%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 80 24 70% decrease
Mumbai 49 53 8.16% increase
Chennai 155 105 32.26% decrease
Kolkata 15 1 93.33% decrease
Total 299 183 38.8% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 1,052 1,039 1.24% decrease
Mumbai 119 133 11.76% increase
Chennai 232 368 58.62% increase
Kolkata 35 34 2.86% decrease
Total 1,438 1,574 9.46% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1,737
Percentage difference: 1.15% increase


A total of 1,197 FER’s were 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 448
Mumbai 218
Chennai 405
Kolkata 126
Total 1,197

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 296 125 57.77% decrease
Mumbai 140 59 57.86% decrease
Chennai 304 158 48.03% decrease
Kolkata 133 54 59.4% decrease
Total 873 396 54.64% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,757 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 218 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 24 applications from Delhi, 29 applications from Mumbai, 24 applications from Pune, 44 applications from Bangalore, 51 applications from Chennai and 41 applications from Hyderabad and 5 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 4th September 2020 to 11th September 2020
Delhi 962 24
Mumbai 1,143 29
Pune 697 24
Bangalore 930 44
Chennai 937 51
Hyderabad 548 41
Kolkata 146 5


Total early publications 4,877
Total ordinary publications 27,578
Total applications published 32,455
Total grants in Delhi 6,502
Total grants in Mumbai 2,725
Total grants in Chennai 6,209
Total grants in Kolkata 2,984
Total Grants 18,420
Total applications examined 51,007


The design office has registered a total of 157 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 6,226 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 204
  • Total designs registered this Week: 157

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 6,226
Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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