Patent office increases disposal of applications, average of 233 patent examination reports issued per day in the first quarter

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 26th of March 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 1,270 patent applications have been published in the 13th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,270 applications published in the journal, 220 applications account for early publications while 1,050 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 1,194 applications have been granted last week as compared to 988 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 20.85%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 44 80 81.82% increase
Mumbai 45 32 28.89% decrease
Chennai 95 107 12.63% increase
Kolkata 7 1 85.71% decrease
Total 191 220 15.18% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 353 529 49.86% increase
Mumbai 164 111 32.32% decrease
Chennai 218 259 18.81% increase
Kolkata 29 151 420.69% increase
Total 764 1,050 37.43% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 955


Percentage difference: 32.98% increase


A total of 2,579 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 896
Mumbai 467
Chennai 904
Kolkata 312
Total 2,579

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 347 501 44.38% increase
Mumbai 162 161 0.62% decrease
Chennai 351 359 2.28% increase
Kolkata 128 173 35.16% increase
Total 988 1,194 20.85% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,270 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 127 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 20 applications from Delhi, 20 applications from Mumbai, 14 applications from Pune, 15 applications from Bangalore, 34 applications from Chennai, 18 applications from Hyderabad and 6 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 19th March 2021 to 26th March 2021
Delhi 181 20
Mumbai 238 20
Pune 180 14
Bangalore 217 15
Chennai 383 34
Hyderabad 152 18
Kolkata 45 6


Total early publications 2,849
Total ordinary publications 10,444
Total applications published 13,293
Total grants in Delhi 3,204
Total grants in Mumbai 1,355
Total grants in Chennai 2,924
Total grants in Kolkata 1,246
Total Grants 8,729
Total applications examined 21,162


The design office has registered a total of 205 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 2,635 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 201
  • Total designs registered this Week: 205

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 2,635

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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