Patent statistics – general dip in publications and grants this week

These patent and design statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the patents and designs office published by the patent office every week on Fridays. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm.

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 887 patent applications have been published in the 37th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 887 applications published in the journal, 45 applications account for early publications while 842 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 358 applications have been granted last week as compared to 639 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking a decrease of about 44%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 34 2 94.12% decrease
Mumbai 36 17 52.78% decrease
Chennai 34 13 61.76% decrease
Kolkata 7 13 85.71% increase
Total 111 45 59.46% decrease

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 552 412 25.36% decrease
Mumbai 148 65 56.08% decrease
Chennai 354 330 6.78% decrease
Kolkata 11 35 218.18% increase
Total 1065 842 20.94% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1176


Percentage difference: 24.57% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 757 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 307
Mumbai 127
Chennai 213
Kolkata 110
Total 757

Publications under Grant

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 261 135 48.28% decrease
Mumbai 74 65 12.16% decrease
Chennai 192 98 48.96% decrease
Kolkata 112 60 46.43% decrease
Total 639 358 43.97% decrease

Number of Applications published based on ‘Applicant City’

Of the total 887 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 99 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 28 applications from Bangalore, 20 applications from Hyderabad, 18 applications from Delhi, 16 applications from Chennai, 9 applications from Mumbai and 8 applications from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 13th September 2019 7th September 2019 to 13th September 2019
Delhi 912 18
Mumbai 539 9
Bangalore 814 28
Chennai 765 16
Hyderabad 331 20
Kolkata 210 8

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

Total early publications 3555
Total ordinary publications 29988
Total applications published 33543
Total grants in Delhi 5784
Total grants in Mumbai 2140
Total grants in Chennai 4825
Total grants in Kolkata 2462
Total Grants 15211
Total applications examined 54720

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 229 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 11263 applications.

  • Total designs registered in the previous Week: 451
  • Total designs registered this Week: 229

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 11263


Authored and compiled by Gaurav Mishra

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