GII index to be released, Patent office’s Annual Report for the year 2017-2018 and more


“Patent News Bulletin: Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Industrial Design Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Global Innovation Index (GII) to be launched on 24th July, 2019 in New Delhi, CII’s is all set to take an exclusive IP delegation to Japan, in the month of August, The Office of CGPDTM and GI, India published the Annual Report for the year 2017-2018 and other news updates”, presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm.

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 1081 patent applications have been published in the 29th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1081 applications published in the journal, 145 applications account for early publications while 936 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 548 applications have been granted last week as compared to 294 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 86.39%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 22 3 86.36% decrease
Mumbai 5 94 1780% increase
Chennai 35 44 25.71% increase
Kolkata 13 4 69.23% decrease
Total 75 145 93.33% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 294 559 90.13% increase
Mumbai 574 68 88.15% decrease
Chennai 227 229 0.88% increase
Kolkata 91 80 12.08% decrease
Total 1186 936 21.02% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1261


Percentage difference: 14.27% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 1203 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 450
Mumbai 196
Chennai 408
Kolkata 149
Total 1203

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 122 223 82.78% decrease
Mumbai 29 78 168.96% increase
Chennai 101 156 54.45% increase
Kolkata 42 91 116.66% increase
Total 294 548 86.39% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1081 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 34 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 6 applications from Delhi, 3 applications from Kolkata and 25 applications from Mumbai.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 19th July 2019 12th July 2019 to 19th July 2019
Delhi 683 6
Mumbai 414 25
Bangalore 651
Chennai 620
Hyderabad 251
Kolkata 157 3

Patent statistics summary (1st January 2019 –till date)

Total early publications 2508
Total ordinary publications 21776
Total applications published 24284
Total grants in Delhi 4115
Total grants in Mumbai 1600
Total grants in Chennai 3620
Total grants in Kolkata 1849
Total Grants 11184
Total applications examined 44298

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 459 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 8277 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 450
  • Total designs registered this Week: 459

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 8277

Interesting Inventions


Applicant – Mrs. Anagha Sharad Dhavalikar, et al

Patent Application No.  – 201921011298

Abstract –The present invention generally relates to the field of medical and in particularly relates to medical devices. It also relates to provide device for the treatment of the autistic patients and that based on IOT device. A method and a system for assisting treatment of physically challenged and autistic patients are provided. The method includes the steps of: receiving details of the health condition of the physically challenged and autistic patients; setting a threshold pertaining to one or more health parameters if said physically challenged and autistic patients based on the received health conditions; detecting health conditions of the said physically challenged and autistic patients in real time; transferring details pertaining to detected health conditions; receiving details pertaining to detected health conditions; processing details pertaining to detected health conditions to monitor a health status of the patient by comparing with thresholds; and providing recommendations related to a current health status of the monitored health status.”(This abstract has been provided as is and has not been corrected for errors.)



Patent Application No. – 201711030163 A

Abstract –The problem to be solved is to provide a biodegradable sanitary article (lOO) that not only absorbs body fluids rapidly but also prevents form itching, rashes or skin allergies to the user, and additionally can be disposed after utilisation without effecting environment, and the problem is solved in present invention, as the present invention provides a biodegradable sanitary article(lOO) with a first layer(120), a second layer(130) and a third layer(140), such that the first layer(120) is made of corn fibre and bamboo fibre present in a predefined ratio to act as a soft and harmless sheet in direct contact with the user’s body, whereas the second layer(130) is made of cellu cotton to fibre to absorb the body fluid, and the third layer(140) additionally provides comfort to the user and simultaneously supports positioning of the article on the body. Fig. 1 is the representative figure.” (This abstract has been provided as is and has not been corrected for errors.)

Indian Patent News

CII’s set to take an exclusive IP delegation to Japan, in the month of August

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is all set to lead a delegation consisting if IP experts from various platforms such as law firms, startups, industries, including academic and research institutions, to Japan in order to increase IP dialogue between India and Japan. The objective of the initiative is to develop and sustain competitiveness in the India IP sector. It aims to achieve this motive by providing means for exposure into the best IP practices of other countries, in this instance, Japan. The delegation will be led by Mr. Arvind Thakur, the Chairman of CII. During the visit between 5th and 9th August, the delegates will be provided with opportunities to interact and learn from other Japanese experts from various companies, academic institutions as well as research and developmental centers.

Global Innovation Index (GII) to be published on 24th July, 2019 in New Delhi

The Union Minister for Industry and Commerce, Piyush Goyal, will publish the Global Innovation Index in New Delhi on 24th July 2019. The Index will throw light on various aspects of innovative economies and provide a detailed report on innovative standards adopted and framed by over 120 countries of the world. The Index is prepared on the basis of 80 diverse indicators that focus on a number of key features like education, infrastructure, vision of innovation, business sophistication and more. This year’s iconic theme, “Creating Healthy Lives – The Future of Medical Innovation.” Aims to lay emphasis on medical innovations and its dynamism. The Opening Session will provide an exclusive overview of the 12th edition of the GII. The release will be preceded by a number of panel discussions in the field of Medicine and innovation. The Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Francis Gurry, will be present at the release and is also expected to address the gathering. Click here to access the official agenda of the program.

WIPO and IPO of Philippines will soon host the WIPO – IPOPHL Summer School

The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) Academy has collaborated with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) for the first time, in order to host the WIPO – IPOPHL Summer School in Taguig, Philippines. The Summer School aims to establish a great platform for young IP professionals as well as students who are looking forward to advance their knowledge in the current field. The program aims to provide a holistic method of learning by employing a number of lectures, workshops, practical exercises and group discussions. Further, the program will be conducted by extremely well established international professionals in the field of Intellectual Property. The Summer School will be held between 2nd and 13th September, 2019 and is expected to accommodate 50 participants. The last day to enroll for the program and complete the payment is on 25th August, 2019. For information on the specifics, click here.

The Office of CGPDTM and GI, India published the Annual Report for the year 2017-2018

On 17th July, 2019, the Indian Intellectual Property Office finally published its Annual Report for the year 2017-2018 bringing attention to key developments and initiatives adopted by the IPO in the year 17-18. According to the Report, a total of 3,50,546 Intellectual Property Applications have been filed in the year 2017-18 in comparison to 3.50,467 applications filed in 2016. According to the report about 47,854  patent applications were filed in 2017-18 while the number of design applications filed was 11,837. An increase of about 5.3% can be observed between the number of Patent filings in 2016 & 2017. During the referenced year, the total revenue generated by Patent & Designs Office amounts to Rs. 483.21 Crores where the Patent Offices has exclusively generated 477.06 crores. In addition to the increased profits, the Office also launched the e-filing portal in order to file new design applications with ease. Further, an increase of 15.9% was observed in the filing of design applications. Click here to access the official Annual Report.

Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath & Gaurav Mishra

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