Patent office issues 2509 examination reports in one week – highest so far this year

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 5th of February 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 1,036 patent applications have been published in the 6th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,036 applications published in the journal, 243 applications account for early publications while 793 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 850 applications have been granted last week as compared to 591 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a increase of about 43.82%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 61 10 83.61% decrease
Mumbai 70 8 88.57% decrease
Chennai 66 104 57.58% increase
Kolkata 121
Total 197 243 23.35% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 82 289 252.44% increase
Mumbai 102 85 16.67% decrease
Chennai 258 196 24.03% decrease
Kolkata 26 223 757.69% increase
Total 468 793 69.44% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 665


Percentage difference: 55.79% increase


A total of 2,509 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 1,181
Mumbai 377
Chennai 755
Kolkata 196
Total 2,509

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 213 309 45.07% increase
Mumbai 80 107 33.75% increase
Chennai 227 317 39.65% increase
Kolkata 71 117 64.79% increase
Total 591 850 43.82% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1,036 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 – 16 applications from Delhi, 26 applications from Mumbai, 17 applications from Pune, 21 applications from Bangalore, 42 applications from Chennai, 17 applications from Hyderabad and 6 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 29th January 2021 to 5th February 2021
Delhi 68 16
Mumbai 109 26
Pune 74 17
Bangalore 108 21
Chennai 189 42
Hyderabad 48 17
Kolkata 14 6


Total early publications 1,273
Total ordinary publications 3,853
Total applications published 5,126
Total grants in Delhi 1,263
Total grants in Mumbai 487
Total grants in Chennai 1,205
Total grants in Kolkata 507
Total Grants 3,462
Total applications examined 8,783


The design office has registered a total of 201 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 1,221 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 204
  • Total designs registered this Week: 201

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 1,221

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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