Patent News Bulletin: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, 3-day training program on IP strategy and more IP news

“Patent News Bulletin: Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Design Statistics, Interesting Inventions, NI-SME to organize a 3-day training program on IP strategy, NRDC facilitates the commercialization of two technologies developed by NIOT, New MoU enables patents registered in South Korea to be recognized in Cambodia and more and more” presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm.

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 422 patent applications have been published in the 33rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 422 applications published in the journal, 169 applications account for early publications while 253 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 302 applications have been granted last week as compared to 438 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 31.05%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 32 1 96.87% decrease
Mumbai 15 113 653.33% increase
Chennai 94 55 41.48% decrease
Kolkata 17
Total 158 169 6.96% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 721 71 90.15% decrease
Mumbai 213 68 68.07% decrease
Chennai 233 101 56.65% decrease
Kolkata 35 13 62.85% decrease
Total 1202 253 78.95% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1360


Percentage difference: 68.97% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 977 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 404
Mumbai 131
Chennai 322
Kolkata 120
Total 977

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 175 134 23.42% decrease
Mumbai 52 36 30.76% decrease
Chennai 131 79 39.69% decrease
Kolkata 80 53 33.75% decrease
Total 438 302 31.05% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 422 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 112 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 19 applications from Chennai, 32 applications from Bangalore, 12 applications from Delhi, 14 applications from Hyderabad, 34 applications from Mumbai and 1 application from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 16th August 2019 9th August 2019 to 16th August 2019
Delhi 815 12
Mumbai 480 34
Bangalore 754 32
Chennai 712 19
Hyderabad 293 14
Kolkata 180 1

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

Total early publications 3173
Total ordinary publications 26829
Total applications published 30002
Total grants in Delhi 5072
Total grants in Mumbai 1925
Total grants in Chennai 4425
Total grants in Kolkata 2228
Total Grants 13650
Total applications examined 51675

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 213 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 9994 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 501
  • Total designs registered this Week: 213

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 9994

Interesting Inventions


Applicant – Aman Gautambhai Andhariya (Student of GTU)

Patent Application No.  – 201921027151 A

Abstract – “The present invention provides an eco friendly composition of brick from waste synthetic polymer bottles comprising of waste synthetic polymer bottles; fly ash; rice husk ash; clay black soil and red sand. The composition of brick is cost effective as it is made up of waste synthetic polymer bottles, agriculture wastes and industrial wastes. The brick have high mechanical and compressive strength, provides less water absorption and lighter in weight. The composition of brick abolishes the dumping of the waste synthetic polymer bottles and reduces pollution.” (This abstract has been provided as is and has not been corrected for errors.)

India Patent News

NRDC facilitates commercialization of two technologies developed by NIOT

The Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell of the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) has played an essential part in aiding the transfer of two technologies developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT). NRDC is said to have drafted the key technology transfer licensing agreement for the technologies namely – “Wave Powered Navigational Buoy” and “E. Faecali Multiplex PCR (polymerase chain reaction) detection kit” to two different companies.

NI-SME to organize 3-day training program on IP strategy

 The National Institute for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (NI-SME) will organize a three-day training program for startups and entrepreneurs to exclusively throw light on IP strategy. The program is being conducted with the objective to enable new startups and entrepreneurs to build market value and competiveness in the field of IP. The program has been scheduled to take place between 16th and 18th September, this year. The training will cover the basics of IP including the methods to identify and protect potential innovative ideas. The focus of the program will also remain on topics like Commercialization and Monetization of IP. Apart from Start-ups and Entrepreneurs; Innovators, Research Institutes and Incubators can attend the event and gain valuable information. All participants will be awarded a certificate on completion of the training program.

International Patent Updates

New MoU enables patents registered in South Korea to be recognized in Cambodia

On 17th August, 2019, the Commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), Park Won-joo, executed an MoU with the Cambodian Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, in Phnom Penhn. The MoU between South Korea and Cambodia enables patents registered in South Korea to have the same validity in Cambodia. The MoU is expected to be implemented from November 2019. All patentees with the intention to gain patent protection in Cambodia will have to file a request for the same and submit the necessary documents. Within three months, patentees will be able to obtain the same effect in Cambodia. Between the period of 2010 and 2018, 30 Korean patent applications were filed in in the Cambodia, however, to this day, not a single patent has registered in the country due to the lack of sufficient resources. This expedited the process will undoubtedly enable Korean companies to invade and dominate the Cambodian market. Apart from patents, KIPO signed a MoU with the Commerce Minister in order to enhance cooperation in the field of other Intellectual Property Rights.

China to establish a credit system for protection of IP

In order to enhance regulation and offer better protection to Intellectual Property in the country, China has established a holistic initiative called “Blue Sky.” The project, established by China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CIINPA) will remain effective for a period of two years and will ensure that the system follows expedited processing. One of the objectives of the project is to adopt specific tasks like enabling various patent agencies to undertake extensive self-inspection of reports. It also provides a provision for the establishment of a credit rating system. These moves by CNIIPA display the interest of the Office to foster a healthy IP ecosystem and develop a systematic business environment in the country.

Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath & Gaurav Mishra

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