Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, WIPO – India Summer School, NATCO Pharma patent settlement and more


“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Industrial Designs Statistics, BananaIP completes 15 years, WIPO – India Summer School on IP to begin in June, NATCO Pharma settles infringement dispute with Onyx Therapeutics, South Korea to host this year’s IP5 roundtable and more patent news” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm.

Quote of the Week

 “Patent knowledge cannot promote scientific progress unless it is accessible.” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Counsels

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 789 patent applications have been published in the 22nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 789 applications published in the journal, 38 applications account for early publications while 751 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 493 applications have been granted last week as compared to 221 grants in the week preceding the last thereby marking an increase of over 123.07%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 34 34
Mumbai 32 1 96.87% decrease
Chennai 47 3 93.61% decrease
Kolkata 4
Total 117 38 67.52% decrease

 Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 213 420 97.18% increase
Mumbai 47 67 42.55% increase
Chennai 461 237 43.02% decrease
Kolkata 130 27 79.23% decrease
Total 806 751 6.82% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 923


Percentage difference: 14.51% decrease

First Examination Report (FER statistics)

A total of 1531 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 562
Mumbai 257
Chennai 520
Kolkata 192
Total 1531


City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 90 218 142.22% increase
Mumbai 32 68 112.50% increase
Chennai 45 146 224.44% increase
Kolkata 54 61 12.96% increase
Total 221 493 123.07% increase

Number of Applications published based on applicant city

Of the total 923 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 74 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 31 applications from Delhi, 28 applications from Bangalore, 9 applications from Chennai, 5 applications from Hyderabad and 1 application from Kolkata.

List of Cities 1st January 2019 to 31st  May 2019 25th May 2019 – 31st May 2019
Delhi 491 31
Mumbai 282
Bangalore 588 28
Chennai 518 9
Hyderabad 184 5
Kolkata 124 1

Total number of applications published by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 17941

  • Early publications: 1875
  • Ordinary Publications: 16066

Total number of patents granted by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 8043

  • Delhi – 3037
  • Mumbai – 1182
  • Chennai – 2766
  • Kolkata – 1418

Indian Industrial Design Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 207 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date now adds to a total of 6201 applications.

Total designs registered in the previous Week: 195

Total designs registered this Week: 207

Percentage Difference: 6.15% increase

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2019 till date: 6201

Interesting Invention of the week


We often come across cases of electrocution when people accidentally step into water puddles electrified by a stray electric wire. One invention described in the patent journal from last week could come to your rescue in such a situation.

Applicant – K. RaviSankar

Application No. – 201741042937 A

Abstract – “This device consists of a micro-controller and an Electromagnetic Field Coil sensor. The idea which is implemented can be used for saving lives lost due to electrocution. In this device, the circuit consists of a micro-controller that controls the entire system with help of a coil sensor. Other supporting circuits such as Operational Amplifier, Vibration Motor, Battery, Buzzer and LED are also used in the device. This system can be used both in industrial safety shoes for detecting live wires and also in cases like electricity leakage in stagnant rain water.” (This abstract has been provided as is and has not been corrected for errors)

Indian Patent News

WIPO – India Summer School on IP to begin in June, this year

WIPO – India Summer School, held is collaboration with the WIPO Academy, RGNIIPM and National University Nagpur is set to being in June, this year. The Summer School offers an opportunity to students as well as young professionals to gain knowledge related to IP. Methods of learning involve case studies, group discussions, lectures and a number of other exercises. This year, the Summer School will take place between the 17th and 28th of June, at RGNIIPM, Nagpur. Registrations will remain open until 14th June 2019. The School is open to 50 participants only. At the time of registrations, applicants are expected to submit a Motivation Letter outlining the reasons for applying. All participants will receive a joint certificate from the collaborators. For more information on eligibility and fee structure, click here.

BananaIP Updates

Making a difference, being the difference

BananaIP Counsels celebrated 15 years of IP excellence on the 28th of May last week. A firm of two people that started out of IIMB’s entrepreneurship cell (NSRCEL) in 2004 as Brain League is now 50 strong and recognized as a top IP firm in the country. The firm has accomplished much over the years, and you may read about some of its achievements here and here.

BananaIP houses one of the country’s best team of senior patent attorneys and patent practitioners with expertise ranging from niche areas of technology such as AI, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Green Energy to the more conventional mechanical, automobile, electronics, software, telecommunications and pharma / biosciences sectors.

Patent / Design Infringements, Disputes, Licensing and Settlement

NATCO Pharma settles infringement dispute with Onyx Therapeutics

NATCO Pharma and Onyx Therapeutics have reportedly settled their patent infringement dispute in the USA. The dispute involved a generic form of an anti- cancer drug named Carfilzomib, also known as Kyprolis. The drug was commonly sold in 10mg, 30mg and 60mg versions. On 30th May 2019, the parties to the dispute reached an agreement leading to the dismissal of the case, in the District Court. In furtherance to the settlement, NATCO and its USA partner, Breckenridge have received a license that permits the companies to commercialize the generic version of the drug. The companies have been restricted from giving comments on the specific details of the settlement.

International Patent News

South Korea to host this year’s IP5 roundtable

South Korea is all set to host the third IP5 roundtable in Songdo, Incheon between the 11th and 13th of June 2019. The meeting will take place in the Sejong Government Complex which houses the KIPO. Over 100 eminent dignitaries including the Director General of WIPO will attend the three-day event. This year’s discussions will lay emphasis on the “fourth industrial revolution” – Artificial Intelligence. IP officials from the five offices are expected to review patent information search and access methods in order to enhance user convenience.

IP5 began as a consulting body in the year 2007. The members currently consist of the European Patent Office (EPO), United Stated Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Japan Patent Office (JPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the National Intellectual Property Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNIPA). The IP5 offices are said to handle about 80% of the worlds patent applications.

Authored and compiled by Vibha Amarnath & Gaurav Mishra

About BIP’s Patent Attorneys

BananaIP Counsels, recognized as the country’s top patent firm is led by Senior Partners, Somashekar Ramakrishna, Nitin Nair and Vinita Radhakrishnan. BananaIP’s Patent Attorneys are among the leading patent practitioners in the country. They work with clients such as Mahindra and Mahindra, Samsung, HCL, Eureka Forbes, and Titan. They specialize in IT/Software, AI, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Electronics/Telecom, Mechanical, Automotive, Green Energy, Traditional Medicine and Bio/Pharma domains. The firm is a first choice for clients looking for support in patent filing, prosecution, management and strategy in India, and across the world.

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