Patent Publications and Grants increase at IPO

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 22nd of November 2019. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 971 patent applications have been published in the 47th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 971 applications published in the journal, 78 applications account for early publications while 893 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 416 applications have been granted last week as compared to 378 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of about 10.05%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 31 21 32.25% decrease
Mumbai 40 42 5% increase
Chennai 36 13 63.88% increase
Kolkata 1 2 100% increase
Total 108 78 27.77% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 331 410 27.72% increase
Mumbai 53 133 150.94% increase
Chennai 200 267 33.50% increase
Kolkata 22 83 277.27% increase
Total 606 893 47.35% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 714


Percentage difference: 35.99% increase

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 1542 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 542
Mumbai 318
Chennai 502
Kolkata 180
Total 1542

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 145 157 8.27% increase
Mumbai 43 55 27.90% increase
Chennai 137 136 0.72% decrease
Kolkata 53 68 22.64% increase
Total 378 416 10.05% increase

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 971 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 153 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 27 applications from Delhi, 38 applications from Mumbai, 9 applications from Bangalore, 66 applications from Chennai, 9 applications from Hyderabad and 4 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 22nd November 2019 15th November 2019 to 22nd November 2019
Delhi 1053 27
Mumbai 814 38
Bangalore 986 9
Chennai 848 66
Hyderabad 427 9
Kolkata 245 4

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

Total early publications 4821
Total ordinary publications 39184
Total applications published 44005
Total grants in Delhi 7767
Total grants in Mumbai 2823
Total grants in Chennai 6555
Total grants in Kolkata 3292
Total Grants 20434
Total applications examined 69782


The designs office has registered a total of 177 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 13336 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 147
  • Total designs registered this Week: 177

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 13336

 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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