Patent publications and grants decrease by 40% this week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 14th of May 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 504 patent applications have been published in the 20th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 504 applications published in the journal, 107 applications account for early publications while 397 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 354 applications have been granted this week as compared to 537 grants in the last week thereby marking a decrease of about 34.08%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 38 21 44.74% decrease
Mumbai 8 20 150% increase
Chennai 108 44 59.26% decrease
Kolkata 15 22 46.67% increase
Total 169 107 36.69% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 314 197 37.26% decrease
Mumbai 63 41 34.92% decrease
Chennai 273 146 46.52% decrease
Kolkata 22 13 40.91% decrease
Total 672 397 40.92% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 841


Percentage difference: 40.07% decrease


A total of 951 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 345
Mumbai 133
Chennai 383
Kolkata 90
Total 951

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 163 110 32.52% decrease
Mumbai 65 67 3.08% increase
Chennai 200 131 34.5% decrease
Kolkata 109 46 57.8% decrease
Total 537 354 34.08% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 504 patent applications published in the journal this week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 75 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 11 applications from Delhi, 11 applications from Mumbai, 14 applications from Pune, 13 applications from Bangalore, 11 applications from Chennai, 9 applications from Hyderabad and 6 from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 7th May 2021 to 14th May 2021
Delhi 311 11
Mumbai 383 11
Pune 286 14
Bangalore 402 13
Chennai 559 11
Hyderabad 278 9
Kolkata 82 6


Total early publications 3,981
Total ordinary publications 14,815
Total applications published 18,796
Total grants in Delhi 4,353
Total grants in Mumbai 1,851
Total grants in Chennai 4,207
Total grants in Kolkata 1,831
Total Grants 12,242
Total applications examined 30,490


The design office has registered a total of 203 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date now adds to a total of 4,049 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 202
  • Total designs registered this Week: 203

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2021 till date: 4,049

Data compiled by Jaya Pandey

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