European Patent Office launches – Strategic Plan 2023, Interesting Inventions and more patent news

“Patent News Bulletin: Quote of the Week, Indian Patent Statistics, First Examination Report (FER) Statistics, Indian Industrial Design Statistics, NLUJA, Assam invites applications for IPR Chair Professor; European Patent Office launches – Strategic Plan 2023; Coordination Meeting for IGO’s to be hosted by WIPO in July and more” presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm.


 “Patent risks in Open Source usage are real, and Companies must implement mitigation measures before they prove to be too late or too expensive” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Counsels


A total of 586 patent applications have been published in the 26th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 586 applications published in the journal, 46 applications account for early publications while 540 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 473 applications have been granted last week as compared to 221 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 114.02%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 11 1 90.90% decrease
Mumbai 51
Chennai 15 41 173.33% increase
Kolkata 4
Total 77 46 40.25% decrease

  Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 474 244 48.52% decrease
Mumbai 50 41 18 % decrease
Chennai 175 143 18.28% decrease
Kolkata 33 112 239.397% increase
Total 732 540 26.22% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 809


Percentage difference: 27.56% decrease


A total of 1086 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 473
Mumbai 157
Chennai 357
Kolkata 99
Total 1086


City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 74 184 148.64% increase
Mumbai 24 90 275% increase
Chennai 85 136 60% increase
Kolkata 38 63 65.78% increase
Total 221 473 114.02% increase

Number of Applications published based on applicant city

Of the total 586 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 89 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 19 applications from Delhi, 18 applications from Bangalore, 12 applications from Chennai, 20 applications from Hyderabad, 8 applications from Kolkata and 33 applications from Mumbai.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 21st June 2019 21st June 2019 – 28th June
Delhi 658 19
Mumbai 355 12
Bangalore 651 18
Chennai 607 12
Hyderabad 242 20
Kolkata 147 8

 Total number of applications published by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 20717

  • Early publications: 2240
  • Ordinary Publications: 18477

Total number of patents granted by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 9616

  • Delhi – 3471
  • Mumbai – 1390
  • Chennai – 3144
  • Kolkata – 1611


The designs office has registered a total of 235 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 7022 applications.

Total designs registered in the previous Week: 153

Total designs registered this Week: 235

Percentage Difference: 53.59% increase

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 7022



 Applicant – Dr. P.A. Gowri Sankar

 Application No. – 201941023186 A

 Abstract –“Milk is most commercially sold commodity both by local vendor™s as well super markets. However, in local areas to increase the yield certain adulterants are added which may affect the nutritional quality of milk. The Country milk producers and consumers facing problem to find the quality of milk, accept the fair of price and consumption. So, it is necessary to ensure the quality of milk by measuring type and amount of adulterants that are added to the milk. This is performed by using combined electronic sensory instrumental system such as a temperature sensor, density measurement sensor and two conductivity electrodes, one measures pH and the other measures water content in milk. All the sensors are combined to form compact and flexible system which analyses and classify the quality of milk into different grades and finally output displayed through mobile app. Problem faced in small diaries and by the individuals can be prevented by detecting the quality of milk. By using presto the proposed IoT Based Intelligent Sensing Mechanism to Detect Quality of Milk parameters like FAT, SNF can be measured. Conventional method of instrumental assessment techniques are time consuming, tedious, expensive and require elaborate sample preparation and in practice, expert human panels have to be employed to judge the qualitative parameters in dairy industries. proposed IoT Based Intelligent Sensing Mechanism reduces the problems faced by conventional method and it is more compact and portable in size.” (This abstract has been provided as is and has not been corrected for errors.)


NLUJA, Assam invites applications for IPR Chair Professor

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam is inviting applicants for the IPR Chair Professor vacancy, at the University. Interested academicians and scholars with an exceptional background in Intellectual Property Rights, retired officials of Intellectual Property, India with a minimum experience of five years are eligible to apply for the vacancy. Additionally, well established and outstanding IP professionals can apply, selection will be based on the individual credentials. Applicants are expected to apply by sending their resumes to the Registrar, NLUJA by 9th July, 2019 before 5:00pm. Click here to access the official notification.


European Patent Office launches – Strategic Plan 2023

The European Patent Office (EPO) published the 2023 Strategic Plan (SP2023) adopted by the Office on 27th June 2019. SP2023 was developed over two rounds of consultations that involved the active participation of all the 38 EPO states, IP offices, staff members and the public. The Plan was unanimously adopted by the EPO Administrative Council; it identifies five key goals in order to ensure that the EPO dispenses nothing but excellence through all its services. It has also recognized specific areas within each of the five goals which will be implemented over the course of four years. The areas identified by SP2023 are as follows:

  • Build an engaged, knowledgeable and collaborative organization
  • Simplify and modernize EPO IT systems
  • Deliver high-quality products and services efficiently
  • Build a European patent system and network with a global impact
  • Secure long-term sustainability

Click here to access the Strategic Plan.

Coordination Meeting for IGO’s to be hosted by WIPO, in July

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will host a coordination meeting for Inter-Governmental Organizations that are working in order to build respect for Intellectual Property. The meeting will be held at the WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on 2nd July, 2019. Inter-Governmental Organizations like the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Inter-regional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) will participate in the discussions. The opening address will be delivered by Mr. Minelik Getahun, Assistant Director General, Global Issues Sector, WIPO.

Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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