Indian Patent Statistics Interesting Inventions, Patent Dispute Settlement, Patent License Agreement and more

Patent News Bulletin: Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Design Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Sony & Fujifilm settle patent dispute, OPPO signs patent license agreements with Intel and Ericsson 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 1360 patent applications have been published in the 32nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1360 applications published in the journal, 158 applications account for early publications while 1202 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 438 applications have been granted last week as compared to 646 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 32.19%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 5 32 540% increase
Mumbai 2 15 650% increase
Chennai 127 94 25.98% decrease
Kolkata 0 17 ———-
Total 134 158 17.91% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 628 721 14.80% increase
Mumbai 373 213 42.89% decrease
Chennai 233 233
Kolkata 42 35 16.66% decrease
Total 1266 1202 5.05% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1400


Percentage difference: 2.85% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 1565 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 557
Mumbai 235
Chennai 590
Kolkata 183
Total 1565

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 223 175 21.52% decrease
Mumbai 97 52 46.39% decrease
Chennai 235 131 44.25% decrease
Kolkata 91 80 12.08% decrease
Total 646 438 32.19% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1360 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 145 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 26 applications from Chennai, 22 applications from Bangalore, 49 applications from Delhi, 24 applications from Hyderabad, 13 applications from Mumbai and 11 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 9th August 2019 2nd August 2019 to 9th August 2019
Delhi 803 49
Mumbai 446 13
Bangalore 722 22
Chennai 693 26
Hyderabad 279 24
Kolkata 179 11

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

Total early publications 3004
Total ordinary publications 26576
Total applications published 29580
Total grants in Delhi 4938
Total grants in Mumbai 1889
Total grants in Chennai 4346
Total grants in Kolkata 2175
Total Grants 13348
Total applications examined 50698

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 501 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 9781 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 502
  • Total designs registered this Week: 501

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 9781

Interesting Inventions


Applicant – Sharda University

Patent Application No.  – 201911028286

Abstract – “The present disclosure provides system and method for providing smart farming in an agricultural land. The system includes: water pump; sensing unit; and control unit operatively coupled to water pump and sensing unit, and having processors and memory. The sensing unit includes sensors to sense, in real-time, set of parameters such as temperature, humidity, moisture, soil fertility, soil quality, air quality, rainfall, dust particles and atmospheric gases. The control unit configured to: determine a set of values corresponding to the sensed set of parameters respectively; compare any of the determined set of values of a parameter with a predefined statistical value of the corresponding parameter such that predefined statistical values of the set of parameters stored in a database; predict fertilizer and amount of predicted fertilizer to be used based on comparison of the determined set of values with the corresponding predefined statistical values; and control water pump.”(This abstract has been provided as is and has not been corrected for errors.)



Patent Application No. – 201941030462

Abstract – Smart Rotary Switch for Gas Stoves is an embodiment of an innovative idea for helping people in their cooking. This smart rotary switch will make an ordinary gas stove into a smart cooking appliance. This Smart Rotary Switch will be connected to a designated Wi-Fi network and comes accompanied by a mobile application. Once this smart switch was installed on a gas stove, the users can relax and concentrate on other works and the App will allow the user to control the flame levels of the burner from anywhere in the house. The switch also comes with an accessory part, an extension for real-time monitoring of the temperature of the food while cooking. Hence the user can monitor the temperature from anywhere in the house. The switch also provides a timer, once the timer was set, the device will automatically switch off the stove. The device and mobile application also come with pre-loaded menus which will make this device smarter. Once a menu was selected, the device will automatically monitor the temperature using the temperature sensing accessory and makes the entire cooking process semi-automatic with very minimal user interaction. An unfamiliar user can still use the gas stove in manual mode as the smart rotary switch will not eliminate the manual switch, it will be placed just in between the manual switch and the stove. (This abstract has been provided as is and has not been corrected for errors.)

Patent Infringement/ Settlement / Licensing / Commercialization

Sony & Fujifilm settle patent dispute

Fujifilm and Sony have decided to settle a long standing patent dispute between the two companies in respect of the LTO-8 tape media. The two tape media makers have reportedly agreed upon a global patent cross-licensing deal after the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit dismissed their patent dispute case. Linear Tape-Open (LTO) refers to the magnetic tape data storage technology originally developed in the late 1990s as an open standards alternative to the proprietary magnetic tape formats that were available at the time.

OPPO signs patent license agreements with Intel and Ericsson

OPPO and Ericsson have announced the signing of a multi-year global patent license agreement between the two companies. The agreement covers patent licensing, and collaboration on a number of business projects. According to “As of January 2019, the company has filed more than 33,000 patent applications worldwide and owns more than 8,000 granted patents. The deal with Ericsson is the latest in a series of patent license agreements by OPPO with key telecommunication industry partners including Qualcomm, Dolby and Nokia.”

Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath & Gaurav Mishra

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