Patent office publishes 790 patent applications, examines 2800 applications this week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 7th of February 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.


A total of 791 patent applications have been published in the 7th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 791 applications published in the journal, 163 applications account for early publications while 628 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 781 applications have been granted last week as compared to 589 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 32.59%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 10 26 160% increase
Mumbai 47 46 2.12% decrease
Chennai 44 78 77.27% increase
Kolkata 1 13 1200% increase
Total 102 163 59.80% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 332 171 48.49% decrease
Mumbai 113 173 53.09% increase
Chennai 365 271 25.75% decrease
Kolkata 95 13 86.31% decrease
Total 905 628 30.60% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1007


Percentage difference: 21.44% decrease


A total of 2803 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 1008
Mumbai 491
Chennai 928
Kolkata 376
Total 2803

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 253 248 1.97% decrease
Mumbai 81 126 55.55% increase
Chennai 168 287 70.83% increase
Kolkata 87 120 37.93% increase
Total 589 781 32.59% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 791 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 133 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 31 applications from Delhi, 33 applications from Mumbai, 33 applications from Pune, 18 applications from Bangalore, 16 applications from Chennai, 10 applications from Hyderabad and 7 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 31st January 2020 to 7th February 2020
Delhi 182 31
Mumbai 249 33
Pune 122 18
Bangalore 133 18
Chennai 190 16
Hyderabad 81 10
Kolkata 23 7

Patent statistics summary (1st of January till date) 

Total early publications 922
Total ordinary publications 5794
Total applications published 6716
Total grants in Delhi 1206
Total grants in Mumbai 536
Total grants in Chennai 1154
Total grants in Kolkata 552
Total Grants 3448
Total applications examined 10410


The designs office has registered a total of 283 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 1416 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 283
  • Total designs registered this Week: 1416

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 1416 

Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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