Patent publications double this week, grants decrease slightly

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 17th of January 2020. 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 1425 patent applications have been published in the 3rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1425 applications published in the journal, 147 applications account for early publications while 1278 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 337 applications have been granted last week as compared to 348 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 3.26%

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 36 21 41.66% decrease
Mumbai 50 39 22% decrease
Chennai 47 65 38.29% increase
Kolkata 22
Total 133 147 10.52% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 242 746 208.26% increase
Mumbai 238 253 6.30% increase
Chennai 180 265 47.22% increase
Kolkata 80 14 82.50% decrease
Total 740 1278 72.70% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 873


Percentage difference: 63.23% increase

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 1237 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 442
Mumbai 211
Chennai 428
Kolkata 156
Total 1237

 Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 104 126 21.15% increase
Mumbai 54 61 12.96% increase
Chennai 125 87 30.4% increase
Kolkata 65 63 3.07% decrease
Total 348 337 3.16% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 1425 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 124 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 18 applications from Delhi, 30 applications from Mumbai, 27 applications from Bangalore, 29 applications from Chennai, 17 applications from Hyderabad and 3 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st of January till date 10th January 2020 to 17th January 2020
Delhi 116 18
Mumbai 180 30
Bangalore 75 27
Chennai 136 29
Hyderabad 47 17
Kolkata 10 3

Patent statistics summary (1st of January till date) 

Total early publications 554
Total ordinary publications 3216
Total applications published 3770
Total grants in Delhi 510
Total grants in Mumbai 235
Total grants in Chennai 515
Total grants in Kolkata 262
Total Grants 1522
Total applications examined 5169

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 187 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date now adds to a total of 745 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 313
  • Total designs registered this Week: 187

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2020 till date: 745

 Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath

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